I Heard It

     The first call of the loon this season came on Thursday, April 24th.  I was quite surprised to see a loon on the river when there was just barely enough open water for a landing strip.  I stood on the dock and listened to the waves as they made a clinckling sound when they lapped against the broken ice.  The loon swam back and forth, dove below the surface of the water and then returned to the surface.  What a wonderful sight and a beautiful song.