Sunday, July 19, 2009

Lots of loon chicks this summer

Almost every pair of loons this summer have one or two chicks.
We are very happy to see this as rising water conditions in the past few years have flooded their nests resulting in nesting failures.
Loons are very common here and are appreciated by everyone.
I've seen lots of loons flying recently, something they do little earlier in the season.
It will take the chicks all summer and fall to gain their flight feathers. Sometimes their first flight is their thousands-mile migration to the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico in October.
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