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Tuesday, September 9, 2008

This one goes out to the Loon

The loons are the size of a large duck or small goose, which they resemble in shape when swimming. Their plumage is largely black-and-white, with grey on the head and neck in some species, and a white belly, and all species have a spear-shaped bill.The European name "diver" comes from the bird's habit of catching fish by swimming calmly along the surface and then abruptly plunging into the water. The North American name loon comes from the bird's haunting, yodelling cry (hear it for yourself). We were lucky enough to enjoy the loon and their yodelling at the Superior National Forest in Minnesota, where we spent three nights camping and hiking. The surrounding area was a beautiful clouded grey with green lush forest, swampy marshes and thousands of lakes. Such a contrast to some of the western states we've traveled. It's been fun wearing our warm clothes and rain gear. Off to Illinois and Pennsylvania. 

Yodel ay he hoo,
Tanya and Cody

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