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William H. Wiley



1221 Rockhurst Dr.

Lincoln, NE 68510

Common Loon and Chick

Looking up to its parent, a one-week old baby loon wonders what the future holds. The Common Loon (Gavia immer) is the Minnesota state bird and is a widely-recognized symbol of northern wilderness. It’s known for its unusual cries that vary from wails to tremolos to yodels that can be heard at great distances. Loons have striking red eyes, black heads and necks, and white striping, checkering, and spotting on their backs. Loons are monogamous and can dive as deep as 200 feet to catch fish.