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In Search Of … Loons

I wasn’t feeling my usual chipper self yesterday morning.  I don’t know what made me feel down … the colder than usual temperatures perhaps. It has felt more like Winter than Spring the past few days. Getting out of the house in the afternoon, though, revived my spirits.

I accompanied Bob on a few errands (taking cardboard to a recycling center, purchasing fluorescent tube lighting at Howe’s True Value and buying whiskey at the liquor store), and he drove me around town in search of loons. According to a Facebook post by the Allegheny Center for Arts, loons have arrived in the area and were seen in downtown Warren on the Allegheny River. We didn’t see any loons downtown along the Allegheny River.

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There wasn’t much activity at Crescent Park, on the Allegheny River.
We didn’t see any loons, but we did see these three ducks.

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We found more interesting ducks across from The Point on the Allegheny River.
No loons, but the Red Headed Merganser Duck was cool to see!

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We even drove to the Big Bend Recreation Area, just below Kinzua Dam, in search of loons.

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I didn’t see anything to photograph on the Allegheny River at Big Bend Recreation Area.  There were lots of robins, though, flying around.

_LG13942 4x6Can anyone please tell me if this is a photograph of a robin or could it possibly be a catbird?

 

We drove on River Road in Starbrick (western part of Warren), along the Allegheny River, in search of loons.

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Again, we didn’t see any loons.  We did see a bird I hadn’t seen personally though, when we turned around at the end of River Road.  Bob chased this killdeer bird out of a mud puddle.

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We saw a swan, too, while driving on River Road.

 

_LG13990 4x6Swan on Nest

 

We gave up our search for loons.  It turned out to be a pretty nice day, so we drove to Washington Park before returning home.

 

_LG14003 8x10Washington Park provides a bird’s eye view of Warren.

 

3 Responses to “In Search Of … Loons”

  1. Eileen

    Hi Linda, you did see a great variety of birds and ducks.. I love the mergansers and the sweet Mute Swan shot… The Killdeer are pretty birds. Lovely images, sorry you missed the Loon though.. Happy Sunday!

    Reply

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