Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Sandhill Cranes, Kazabazua Quebec and Loon News Bad and Good

July 19, 2009 4:00 pm

After seeing these cranes reported on Quebec Birds, we looked several times over a two week period without seeing them. Barbara had just made the comment that they must have moved on, when suddenly I spotted them in an agricultural pasture.
In loon news, I am sorry to report that all three nests that we had observed in June have been lost due to flooding. The high water, due to our rainy summer, combined with high wind and waves did them in. On the bright side, however, we did observe one loon chick born to parents whose nest we had not seen in our surveys. You have to look closely to see the little guy in the photo.

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