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Paul Budde <[log in to unmask]>
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Thu, 17 Mar 2016 14:43:52 -0600
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Ken and Pam Perry reported their discovery of a Red-throated Loon in
Brainerd earlier this week. Shortly afterwards, Jason Mandich spotted a
Facebook posting from the Wild and Free Rehab Facility in Garrison that
showed a photograph of a Red-throated Loon that had been brought to their
clinic.  Here is information on that loon from Dr. Katie Baratto of the

The loon was found on highway 371 by the Walmart in Baxter MN.  It had
landed on the wet highway (assuming confusion with open water?).  We took
radiographs to confirm that no injuries occurred and they looked great.  We
kept the loon hospitalized for 3 days to make sure it was eating well and
then released it. Clayton Pederson found the bird on 3-10-16 (the same day
it was seen crash landing) in Baxter MN.  It had no apparent injuries.  It
was released on the Mississippi river in Brainerd on 3-13-16. The bird was
seen diving and catching at minnow after release

The bird is apparently still present, visible from Kiwanis Park.


-----Original Message-----
From: Minnesota Birds [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Ken & Pam
Sent: Monday, March 14, 2016 12:17 PM
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Subject: [mou-net] Red-throated Loon - Crow Wing County

Ken and I found a Red-throated Loon on the Mississippi River in Brainerd
this morning, 10:30 AM, Kiwanis Park.  Photo posted on Minnesota Birding.

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