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    Default The Cry Of the Loon

    The Loons are back in Maine with their nightime call/cry. Most of the lakes and ponds are now free of ice and the Loons can be heard from some distance. If you practice a bit you can call them back by overlapping your hands together and blowing through your thumbs, wet lips for best effect. They may call you back.
    Here is an update on the status of this unique bird in Maine
    I am too fortunate to be able to step out my door and hear The Cry Of the Loon. Hope you all get to enjoy this cry as you venture through the Northeast.
    WALK ON

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    Thanks for the link, woodsy. I hope next year goes better.
    That's my dog, Echo. He's a fine young dog.

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    Default All About Birds common loon page

    Go here for information from Cornell Lab of Ornithology.
    Last edited by emerald; 05-16-2007 at 01:09.

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    Lying in my tent on the edge of Rainbow lake listening to the loons cry is a wonderful sound that I'll remember for the rest of my life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Downunda View Post
    Lying in my tent on the edge of Rainbow Lake listening to the loons cry is a wonderful sound that I'll remember for the rest of my life.
    I have no doubt you will. Anyone who has completed the A.T. and missed that experience has missed one of the best parts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shades of Gray View Post
    I have no doubt you will. Anyone who has completed the A.T. and missed that experience has missed one of the best parts.
    For sure the music of the loon in the darkness made my journal on every occassion in Maine. What a gentle soulful reminder that at that moment, one is in the right place . . . in life.

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    (Best Katherine Hepburn voice) The loons.....the loons!

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodsy View Post
    They may call you back.
    They haven't succeeded at calling me back yet, but their call is getting harder to resist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shades of Gray View Post
    They haven't succeeded at calling me back yet,.
    Are you calling them from The Green Diamond?

    Loon calling contests for $$$ are common here.

    Catching a Loon while trolling a lure or other bait is not unheard of either. I've heard they put up quite a fight and are not easilly released while you get beat about the head by their flapping wings.
    WALK ON

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    Funny how a sound can bring back a flood of pleasant memories. I first heard loons when my kids were tiny and we vacationed on Big Moose Lake in the Adirondacks. Bliss!

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodsy View Post
    Are you calling them [loons] from The Green Diamond?
    I wouldn't call loons to The Green Diamond while they're nesting, you ninny! What kind of an outdoor enthusiast do you think I am? By the way, if I called them, they would come.

    We don't mind if they fish in Maine during the summer months. That way there are more fish in The Green Diamond.

    You know how awkward loons are out of water even when they're not dehydrated. Try to imagine a gaggle of loons attempting to operate an ice auger with the wind whistling between their legs! They'll return to The Green Diamond when they're ready. I'm not worried!

    The Green Diamond doesn't require loons to attract tourists. We have Cabela's and are quite happy to share them with you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Downunda View Post
    Lying in my tent on the edge of Rainbow lake listening to the loons cry is a wonderful sound that I'll remember for the rest of my life.
    That was my favorite camp of the trip. I almost stayed two nights there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by c.coyle View Post
    Bliss!
    Coyle, this thread is all about loons!

    You appear to be calling Bliss. If you're trying to call Blissful or Paul Bunyan, why not PM them? They'll be here soon enough!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shades of Gray View Post
    Coyle, this thread is all about loons!

    You appear to be calling Bliss. If you're trying to call Blissful or Paul Bunyan, why not PM them? They'll be here soon enough!
    No. I call bulls**t. This whole forum is about loons.

    From the thesaurus: ecstasy, beatitude, blessedness, euphoria, felicity, gladness, happiness, heaven, joy, paradise, rapture. You get the point.

    Turn up your volume and click on this link. (Don't worry, it's worksafe)

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    Quote Originally Posted by c.coyle View Post
    No. I call bulls**t. This whole forum is about loons.
    The only thing you can hope to call with BS is flies, but it won't divert the attention of those blood lappin' blackflies one bit!

    Asfa yur 2nd point, sometimes the wildlife forum's about fish, patridge otha birds. It snot always 'bout loons!

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    Just for the record, I've enjoyed hearing the whippoorwills on the trail. They serenaded us all night.







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    Quote Originally Posted by Shades of Gray View Post
    The only thing you can hope to call with BS is flies, but it won't divert the attention of those blood lappin' blackflies one bit!

    Asfa yur 2nd point, sometimes the wildlife forum's about fish, patridge otha birds. It snot always 'bout loons!
    Ayuh, anything goes in the wildlife forum U Loonatics. The Blackflies are gettin thirsty for yer blood round here but I got a new bottle of Bens so not too worried. Been dealing with em waaaaay too long now.
    As for the Loons, one flew over the shack the other day squaking ta beet Jesus, as though it were lost or something.
    And them Wipoorwills have trouble gettin this far north but comforting for those south of here Bliss and Paul
    Walk on till the soles fall off your boots and the Loons keep you awake half the night.
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    Quote Originally Posted by woodsy View Post
    As for the Loons, one flew over the shack the other day squawking ta beet Jesus, as though it were lost or something.
    Sorry about that. I had something caught in my throat and had to do something to dislodge it.
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    We don't mind if they fish in Maine during the summer months. That way there are more fish in The Green Diamond.
    Best way to find fish on a body of water is to follow the Loons, even if they are all red eyed.

    Sorry about that. I had something caught in my throat and had to do something to dislodge it.
    I wondered if they might be you in disguise. Welcome back!
    WALK ON

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodsy View Post
    The Loons are back in Maine with their nightime call/cry. Most of the lakes and ponds are now free of ice and the Loons can be heard from some distance. If you practice a bit you can call them back by overlapping your hands together and blowing through your thumbs, wet lips for best effect. They may call you back.
    Here is an update on the status of this unique bird in Maine
    I am too fortunate to be able to step out my door and hear The Cry Of the Loon. Hope you all get to enjoy this cry as you venture through the Northeast.
    Killed a loon once, tasted good.

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