That's right Charlie, I'm not even sure the article I posted was bonafide. I do know if they don't leave before the ice they are in deep s---. So it is a little far fetched that that many Loons would still be around ????
I personally really like Loons and true article or not it bothered me that so many might have died that that way, on "any" Lake.
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I have never seen a loon flying around during the winter or even dead for that matter. I thought they went towards the coast or a little south untill they find open water.