Monday, July 22, 2013

Loon Count

July 20, 2013

All is not well with our loons at Grand lac des Cèdres.  For the last several summers, there has been poor recruitment of young loons.  Every year we hope that the new season will be better, but it's not shaping up well at all.  High water in the early season  prevented them from nesting, and it looks like we are only going to have one successful pair.  But at least they hatched 2 chicks, and so far are doing well.

During our count, we saw a total of 15 adult loons, some seemingly paired off, but without any young.  We also saw a couple of Belted Kingfishers, a cooperative Spotted Sandpiper and a Bald Eagle.


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