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Alex Crockford and his children found this adult loon scooting along County Highway H in Langlade County, Wis. Marge Gibson, executive director of the Raptor Education Group Inc., captured the loon, which had internal injuries from impact with the roadbed but is expected to make a full recovery. (Photo courtesy Robert Qually)

Late snowstorms, frozen lakes ground northbound loons, grebes

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Late-spring snow storms and frozen lakes are causing problems for migrating loons across northern Wisconsin where, in some cases, they have fallen out of the sky onto roads, farm fields and other places from which they can’t take off.

In Minnesota, grebes, a smaller water bird, also have been crashing on land where they, too, can’t walk or take off.

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