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jpak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-06-06 02:02 PM
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Lakeside residents play big parts in drama of a loon birth (Maine)
http://pressherald.mainetoday.com/news/nemitz/060806nem...

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It began back on the morning of June 19, when Ed Damon looked out from his summer camp and saw a loon sitting at the end of his dock, just inches above rain-swollen McWain Pond. Damon moved closer . . . and closer . . . and finally was able to bend down and actually touch it. And much to his amazement, the bird didn't flinch.

"I thought it was hurt," said Ed. "When you can walk right up to a loon like that, you figure something ails it."

Ed went inside and told his wife, Beverly, to come see. Beverly took one look at the loon, as well as its mate having a fit nearby in the water. Then she recalled how for a week the pair had been cruising back and forth past the dock, as if looking for something.

"I think she might be laying an egg," Beverly said.

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MuseRider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-06-06 02:12 PM
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1. What a lovely story!
Thanks for posting this. In the midst of all the anguish and anger this was a joy to read.

I have often thought about making an island for my pond so the ducks would have a place away from the fox, bobcats, coyotes etc. Interesting, I may have to write these people.
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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-06-06 02:12 PM
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2. Great story! NT
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