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March: Loons in Breeding Plumage
Episode 231st March 2021 • Chesapeake Almanac • Chesapeake Bay Foundation
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The common loon (Gavia immer) returns to the Chesapeake in late February and March, resplendent in dramatic, iridescent breeding plumage. You'll see these remarkable divers around the Bay from now until early May.


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These readings are from John Page Williams, Jr.'s book, Chesapeake Almanac: Following the Bay through the Seasons. The publication is available in print at Content copyright © John Page Williams, Jr. All rights reserved.