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  • Published
    September 5, 2011

    Camden officer rescues hawk from roadside

    The juvenile broad-winged hawk had hauled himself up on a stump in the ditch alongside Barnestown Road, in Camden, following some sort of accident — a collision with a car, perhaps, a fall from a power line, or any multitude of events that can strike a young bird just leaving the nest. His wing was broken, but he was up and mobile, and just feisty enough for Camden Police Officer Allen Weaver to first pull on ...

  • Published
    July 21, 2011

    Norton Pond loon sent to Avian Haven

    Thanks to the careful observations of Megunticook Watershed Association members Maryanne and Bill Connell, an injured loon was captured on Norton Pond Monday, July 18, and sent to Avian Haven in Freedom for medical observation. The loon was seen displaying odd behavior on Sunday, and was spotted early Monday morning beached near their cottage on the pond. A beached loon is a sure sign of physical stress and ...

  • Published
    October 14, 2010

    Two loons released back to local waters

    Two loons from Camden's Megunticook Lake were released back into the wild Oct. 12. The loons, both juveniles, had been rehabilitated at Avian Haven in Freedom. A group from Avian Haven and Lake Warden Ken Bailey released the birds into the mouth of the Ducktrap River on Howe Point Road in Lincolnville shortly before noon. One loon was found by Bailey several weeks ago with an injured leg. Bailey netted the ...

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