Today in strange loon news: Why do loons leave their chicks home alone?
Ottawa Citizen

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By Tom Spears, Ottawa Citizen, July 25, 2016

This summer, Postmedia’s Tom Spears brings you the often offbeat science behind the season that calls us to go outdoors. It’s a series we call the Science of Summer. Today’s story revisits a loon researcher we wrote about a few weeks ago — the time with a new story of why loons leave their chicks at home.

I had a recent chat with Walter Piper about the loons he has been studying for the past couple of years. Now there’s more loon news: he has written about loon behaviour that seems to make no sense.