Injured Common Loon in Richmond Marina

Cathy Bleier

An hour or 2 ago on a bike ride I found a Common Loon in full breeding plumage, floating along the south side of Richmond Marina by Barbara and Jay Vincent Park. It was clearly unbalanced in the water and I could only see one leg as it SLOWLY paddled. It was staying very close to the rocky shores even though people, bikes and dogs were passing. When it finally turned around, it appeared to be missing feathers (and possibly some flesh and possibly the leg). I assume it’s not long for 5us world, but i also don't think it’s going anywhere, so I tried IBR and Lindsay and another number or 2 suggested through a friend who does hawk rescue. If anyone has any ideas about entities interested in rescue, let me kniw (or let them know). Sad; such a beauty.

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