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.