Common loons threatened by lead

This video says about itself:

A common loon mother and her six-day old chick interact on the Rideau River system in Eastern Ontario, Canada.

Watch wing stretches, dives, piggy backs, and hear the haunting loon call.

Filmed July 3, 2013.

From the Cornell Lab of Ornithology in the USA:

Lead Fishing Tackle Is Still a Problem for Common Loons

There’s nothing quite like a Common Loon‘s haunting call rolling across the lakes of the northern woods. These spectacular birds are on the upswing, but one persistent problem is still holding them back: lead sinkers and jigs that the birds swallow by mistake. The good news? Lead bans, coupled with education, are bringing change. Read the full story.

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