The Lake Sunapee Protective Association has announced that three of the five rescued loons were released back into the wild on Wednesday, two days after their rescue.
The Loon Preservation Committee has been handling the rehabilitation and release of the birds and has tagged each one with an identification band, one of which was already tagged in 1998 at Sand Pond.
Meanwhile, the two other loons are still being cared for by the Avian Haven, one of which will hopefully be released soon.
The fifth loon’s condition isn’t as promising, as blood tests show a high level of lead in the bird’s bloodstream and an X-ray shows a lead sinker in it’s gastrointestinal tract.
Caretakers are working to save the loon and there will be an update on the bird’s condition in the future.