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Wednesday, a Canada goose was accompanied by buffleheads and wood ducks in the Little Sand bay near Zorbaz. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

Amateur's Guide: Loons arrive

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A loon!

Lower Bottle/Emma saw and heard its first loon at noon Tuesday. It sounded especially mournful because both lakes are iced over and there's nowhere to swim, much less nest.


Ice has pushed up onto the shore where the loons usually nest on Bottle if they don't climb on the manmade nest in that lake's bay. Last year the pair was chickless.

But it's great to wake up to the sound of loons again.

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Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.
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