- Their wail is a long mournful call that you will most often hear at night. They use it to communicate and keep in touch with other Loons nearby.
- The Tremolo call has 8-10 notes and they will make this noise if they are upset such as if humans or predators are nearby. If you hear this, you are too close to them.
- The "hoot" is a reassuring low one-note call they use to say hello to their family members.
- The yodel is made by the male Loon only and it's made up of rising and repeating notes to protect their territory. If you hear this, you should back away.
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Two Loon Videos
These videos go with yesterday's post. I know some of you haven't seen or heard a Loon before so this is for you! Loons have 4 beautiful calls that each have different meanings: