Explosion of pesky flies pushes loons off their nests; chick population affected

  • by: GRETCHEN EHLKE , Associated Press
  • Updated: June 14, 2014 - 4:18 PM

MILWAUKEE — Swarms of biting flies are attacking loons in northern Wisconsin this season like never before, causing the birds to abandon their nests in record numbers, according to researchers.

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