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> On Jan 6, 2018, at 3:39 PM, Kevin J. McGowan <k...@cornell.edu> wrote:
> I went to the game farm today to census crows and try to find some year birds 
> (like Black Vulture). I was looking in the active pheasant pen at the NW 
> corner of farm where the Black Vultures have been hanging out. I didn’t see 
> Black Vultures, but I noticed a RED-THROATED LOON sitting in the snow in the 
> field north of the farm! Ten feet into Dryden!
> Although the loon made a pitiful effort to “run” away from me, it was pretty 
> simple to wrap it up in a blanket and pick it up. Its wings and feet were 
> functioning well, and I didn’t see any blood, injuries, or abrasions on it, 
> so I decided to take it to Cayuga Lake and release it.
> It did not understand, of course, anything I was trying to do for it, but it 
> knew what the lake was. As I was carrying it down to the shore at East Shore 
> Park, it started lunging forward in my hands and making running motions with 
> its feet. It swam away quickly when I released it, dove, came up, flapped, 
> and started preening.
> Not the way I thought my day was going to start.
> I have a photo in my checklist at 
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S41675570.
> Kevin
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