Thursday, June 16, 2011

First Loon Count of the season - Cedar Lake Québec

June 12, 8:30 am

Two weeks earlier, I had seen a Common Loon on a nest at Seagull Rocks.  But, this nesting attempt was abandoned, and we saw no more nests.

However, we did see 20 adult Common Loons, including about 6 that were paired up.  Time will tell if these nest or not.  An unusual sighting was an adult Common Loon in complete non-breeding plumage - a rare sight for mid June!
Another rare sight was a double-crested Cormorant.  We are hoping that they don't establish a colony on our lake.

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