An Hurt Immature Loon

The other working day I went down to one particular of my preferred small walks, Bells Neck in Harwich.  I bought out of the car and walked in direction of the herring ladder.  There is a pool of water higher than the flume, a small smooth inlet away from the main pond.  I saw a chicken concerning the parking ton and the water, a largish chicken.  Not eagle large, or Good Blue Heron large, but one thing with the physique the dimension of a Canadian Goose but a substantially shorter neck.

I walked very close, and it only 50 percent viewed me.  But then I bought Fiyero out of the car and it lifted it’s head and held a sharp, purple eye on the canine.

I was not sure what it was, but it seemed acquainted.  I thought “Loon”, but it was the mistaken color.  In addition to, I experienced in no way seen a Loon on the Cape.  In Canada and northern Maine, sure, but Cape Cod?  Nope.

A close up of the experience of an wounded immature Loon

When I returned from the wander, the chicken was nevertheless there.  I took a couple pictures and went back again to the cottage.  I followed my hunch and Googled ‘Loon’.  Guaranteed plenty of, it seemed like a Loon.  There are a couple species that have similar coloring, but I made the decision it was an immature Frequent Loon.

Next I did a look for for “What do I do if I identified an wounded chicken on Cape Cod”.  Yes, you can variety inquiries into Google.  One spot stood out, Wild Treatment of Cape Cod.  It was Saturday, but I experienced to attempt.  No answer.  I waited a couple minutes and attempted all over again.  A human being!

I talked to the woman at Wild Treatment and explained the chicken and locale and such.  She needed me to go back again and see how close I could get.  I stood correct about that lousy small Loon and it did not attempt to get away or strike at me.  She explained she was going to call about and come across a volunteer,

About 10 or fifteen minutes later on, I bought been given a call.  The volunteer was not precisely sure where I was, but knew the bicycle path parking a quarter of a mile away.  So I drove about to the bicycle route and waited about forty five minutes or so for her to arrive.  Not a large deal – she experienced to put together and I have no idea how much she experienced to push – areas of Cape Cod are practically an hour push away.  P-City may possibly be farther.  I was just delighted another person was coming.

A close up of an Immature Loon

In any case, very long story short(er), we went back again and the woman who experienced volunteered set a towel about the chicken and picked it up.  The lousy issue appeared very weak and only feebly attempted to battle back again.  She set the chicken in a container and secured the top rated.  The volunteer was pretty effective.  It was clear she experienced done this before.

I really don’t know what has grow to be of “my” lousy small immature Loon, but I know I still left it in pretty superior palms.  I can only hope for the very best.

So that was my pleasure for that journey to Cape Cod.

Notice – I love loons.  I as soon as posted about a particular come across with a loon and the phone calls that reverberated across a tiny lake for practically a moment.

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