By in Humor

The Loons Are Everywhere!

I think they may all be loons. I am not sure.

I know of late there has been some discussion on Persona Paper, whether or not using the term "loon" is acceptable or not. Much depends on one's perspective.

I think we can find them anywhere. Some squawk incessantly, like this bird, which is definitely not a loon . Others strut around like this peacock . No matter where we are, there are noisy birds intent on disturbing the peaceful existence of the world around them. Unfortunately, the poor loons get the bad rap .

Here in the Pacific Northwest, we have the Canada geese, who leave their droppings around for us to step in, and slide over. They are equally as annoying in their honking .

Ah, nature's joy!

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NOTE: Please listen to each of these birds' beautiful sounds to appreciate their offerings to nature's discussions.

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Copyright © 2015 Coral Levang

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Thanks to CelticEagle and many others for the inspiration

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Comments

lexiconlover wrote on September 23, 2015, 2:07 PM

If I could like this twice I would. But alas I can't so instead I will like it and comment on it.

CoralLevang wrote on September 23, 2015, 2:08 PM

I'm a bird watcher, lexiconlover . emoticon :smile:

lexiconlover wrote on September 23, 2015, 2:10 PM

I bet you are. emoticon :winking:
You should come see our birds down here. We have plenty of them to watch. Especially quite a few loons.

CoralLevang wrote on September 23, 2015, 2:13 PM

Keep me away from the ones in Kentucky, though. I've heard they can be most aggressive.

JeanC wrote on September 23, 2015, 2:13 PM

My first thought when I saw your title was "yup, political season is in full swing!" emoticon :grin: I am missing the Canada geese we had at the old place. I love ravens, but it isn't quite the same hehehehehe

lexiconlover wrote on September 23, 2015, 2:18 PM

I don't know those ones in Virginia are pretty aggresive too.

CoralLevang wrote on September 23, 2015, 2:20 PM

Politics are everywhere, even in the way birds strut their stuff. emoticon :winking:

CoralLevang wrote on September 23, 2015, 2:20 PM

I'll make note of that.

markgraham wrote on September 23, 2015, 2:39 PM

I always liked listening to all the birds songs and noises for it helps when you are lonely and at times it is like listening to music. I also like listening to peepers "tree frogs' as well.

Rufuszen wrote on September 23, 2015, 2:59 PM

I am not a bird watcher, or twitcher as they call them over here, but I enjoy there company on my waterside walks

CoralLevang wrote on September 23, 2015, 3:01 PM

There are some that I would like to just tune out.

CoralLevang wrote on September 23, 2015, 3:29 PM

You'll have to start a second page. Mine is nearly full.

CoralLevang wrote on September 23, 2015, 3:30 PM

Yes, they can certainly be company.

MegL wrote on September 23, 2015, 4:56 PM

Seeing as this is parked in "humour", I take it that it is a tongue in cheek comment on the different types of people we have around.

CoralLevang wrote on September 23, 2015, 5:05 PM

MegL Read it as you see fit. That is the joy of art. emoticon :grin:

JohnRoberts wrote on September 23, 2015, 5:37 PM

I was the one objecting to the use of the term loon but I was referring to loon as short for lunatic not the bird.

CoralLevang wrote on September 23, 2015, 5:42 PM

This was written as humor, John. I don't remember how it all came to be, but I remember I'm sure that celticeagle was sharing her opinion of Kim Davis, who is back in the news again, I saw today.

JohnRoberts wrote on September 23, 2015, 5:51 PM

I know you meant it in humor. I probably should have said nothing.

wolfgirl569 wrote on September 23, 2015, 6:21 PM

The poor birds are not all that bad. But they can drive people crazy sometimes as you said. Stepping in the stuff is enough for me. But I also thought political when I first seen the title

LoudMan wrote on September 23, 2015, 8:03 PM

Geese are agressive.

But, fortunately, they are also delicious.

DWDavisRSL wrote on September 23, 2015, 9:05 PM

I remember well from time I spent in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire the call of the loon. It is a mournful and haunting call.

CoralLevang wrote on September 24, 2015, 1:01 AM

LoudMan You do the hunting, gutting, and the plucking, and I'll gladly make the holiday dinner for us all. emoticon :smile:

CoralLevang wrote on September 24, 2015, 1:04 AM

I would read MegL 's comment, wolfgirl569 . It may very well have been a metaphor. Of course, I would have to study up on such things first. emoticon :winking:

CoralLevang wrote on September 24, 2015, 1:05 AM

I have been known to call mournfully and hauntingly. Does that mean that I, too, am loon-like? Or just loony? *looks to lexiconlover for answers*

LoudMan wrote on September 24, 2015, 2:30 AM

Let's have a politician for dinner, instead. There's enough fat to start a gravy company.

CoralLevang wrote on September 24, 2015, 2:44 AM

No, thanks. That's when I'd have to become a vegan.

missfortune wrote on September 24, 2015, 3:54 AM

We have several cemeteries in the area and one of them has a huge pond system. The geese are there every day and it's so relaxing to sit and watch them but their poop has become a real nusance because once it dries on the cement and rocks around the pond it is almost impossible to get off. Honking I can handle, slippery poop I'll pass on LOL

CoralLevang wrote on September 24, 2015, 4:04 AM

I'm with you, missfortune ! And the same goes for me and the metaphorical perspective, as well! emoticon :winking:

Sailorchronos wrote on September 24, 2015, 8:18 PM

The photo on your post is definitely a common loon, or Great Northern Diver as it's referred to in the UK. That squawking bird in the video is a red-legged seriema, it's native to South America.
Personally I like Canada Geese mainly in that their arrival shows that spring is imminent. Unfortunately they have become endemic and have fouled beaches with their excrement.

BarbRad wrote on September 25, 2015, 3:08 AM

We don't have any more loons since our lake dried up again. The ducks and geese are also missing.

butchiepoo wrote on September 25, 2015, 1:19 PM

I love to hear the loons. I think they sound so beautiful, however if I had to hear them all the time I think it would get on my nerves. I would not like to have geese leaving their poo all over to step in, that would be awful. Thanks for sharing.

AliCanary wrote on September 26, 2015, 1:27 PM

Birds, like humans, vary greatly in plumage and demeanor. Some voices are more pleasant to hear than others.

CoralLevang wrote on September 26, 2015, 2:05 PM

Ah, yes. I think she "got it." Good to see you around Ms. Alicanary !