I learned from mum that a loon is not a bird.
I had asked her if a loon was one of her favorite birds and she said, ‘NO!’ This surprised me. It is the state bird for her home state, she enjoys seeing them on the lake, and she likes to hear their calls. She told me her favorite bird is a chickadee and then she said, ‘Besides, a loon isn’t a bird.’
She didn’t tell me what it was, though!
(Confusion is becoming more and more common, but there is always a reason for it. She’s tired, or the meds, or the treatments, or…….)