Video: Loon rescue! On Thanksgiving night, Vermont game warden Eugene Stearns responded to a call in Lincoln, where a loon was stranded in a field. The next morning game warden Dale Whitlock released the distinctive water foul into Lake Champlain. In this wonderful video Whitlock tells the story, provides fun loon facts, then helps the bird into the water, where it swims and dives and calls and dives again. Video courtesy of Julianna Parker.