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Common Loon

Gavia immer


Loons are the Minnesota state bird, and they're so fun to watch! I have never seen the behavior of "foot waggling" or "wagging", but they were doing it a lot! I read that they may wag their feet in the air, individually, to warm their feet...not sure if I believe it because this was summer and a fairly warm lake...any help with identifying that behavior would be welcome!


Freshwater chain of lakes in Northern Minnesota, surrounded by forest.

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Minnesota, USA

Spotted on Jun 28, 2014
Submitted on Jul 18, 2014

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