#2-Loon Call

Is That a Loon I Hear?

Loons are waterbirds, like ducks. Their closest relatives are (you’ll be surprised…penguins!) There are lots of loons in Maine, and there always seems to be a pair on Bufflehead Lake every summer.

The loon is the national bird of Canada. They put pictures of them on their stamps and on their one-dollar coins, which they call loonies!

Loons have a very unusual calls. Once you hear them, you will never forget them.

[audio:http://cheesiemack.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Loon-laugh.mp3|titles=Loon-laugh] [audio:http://cheesiemack.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/loon.mp3|titles=Loon Call]

What do these sounds make you think of? You can tell me below.


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