Minnesota State Bird!
If you want a few facts about our Common Loon I can tell you some things.
Like, most birds have bones that are hollow and light, but Loons have solid bones. The extra weight helps them dive as deep as 250 feet to search for food, and they can stay underwater for up to five minutes.
Because their bodies are heavy relative to their wing size, Loons need a 100 to 600 feet for a "runway" in order to take off from a lake and once they do, they can fly up to 75 miles an hour!
The Red in the Loon's eye helps it to see under water.
One last thing, scientists think Loons can live for 30 years or more, probably more here in Minniesnowda because they are protected.
I just love all birds, but especially the Loon, because at night it makes a most scary and haunting noise!
Here is a link from You Tube that is supposed to have the Loon's call on it . Give it a listen and see what you think!
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