Biddeford Journal Tribune cites UMaine Extension in article about common loon

The Biddeford Journal Tribune cited a University of Maine Cooperative Extension fact sheet in an article about a common loon found on the side of the road in Buxton. The loon was found off the side of Narragansett Trail on Sept. 25 and was reported to the Maine Warden Service. The loon was taken to Avian Haven, a wild bird sanctuary in Freedom, where it is doing well, the article states. The common loon is a water bird that usually nests near large, clear lakes with rocky shoreline. They are skilled swimmers and divers, but awkward when flying or walking, and primarily consume small fish — up to two pounds per day, according to the fact sheet.