By Lana Kelly, Gr. 6

One day a couple of years ago, my family stopped to rest on an island. While we were on the little island, I saw a loon. It startled me with its flapping wings and I quickly jumped back into the boat!

Loons are water birds with black feathers and white spots. They have glossy black and green necks and black webbed feet. They make oohing calls in the early morning. They are about 36 inches long and they live in the northern United States and on up to the Arctic Circle.