CAN YOU HELP? Watch for possibly entangled bird

That’s a Common Loon, photographed by Rick Rasmussen last year. One seen in West Seattle waters earlier today might be in trouble, and community naturalist Kersti Muul asked if we’d put out the word for you to watch for that loon. Kersti says it was “last seen 200 yards from shore, north of the UW buoy off Lowman Beach,” around 1:30 pm, “possibly entangled … thrashing about and not diving at all.” She says plans were being made to rescue it by boat if needed, but they haven’t spotted it again. If you do, text our hotline (206-293-6302) and we’ll forward.

6 Replies to "CAN YOU HELP? Watch for possibly entangled bird"

  • Kersti Elisabeth Muul April 27, 2022 (4:17 pm)

    Thank you

  • Kersti Elisabeth Muul April 27, 2022 (5:04 pm)

    One loon has been spotted way north of buoy. Not in distress; preening and diving. Perhaps it disentangled 

    • WSB April 27, 2022 (5:33 pm)

      Hope that’s the same one and that it’s OK!

  • Kersti Muul April 27, 2022 (10:01 pm)

    Capture attempt was aborted due to chop and no re-sighting, so we will be on the search again tomorrow.I will try to get pictures to see if still entangled, but so far it’s been too far out and horribly backlit.Any sightings are appreciated

  • Kersti Elisabeth Muul April 28, 2022 (4:50 pm)

    Three loons present today. None in distress. All diving 5/15 minutes.

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