July 13, 2014
The nest at Seagull Rocks produced one chick. So far the other pairs don't seem to be nesting. I guess a late nest is still possible. We counted 25 loons on the lake and what looks like 4 pairs. So one chick is nothing to brag about, but it's better than none!
One species that is doing very well on the lake is Common Tern. They are quite approachable, too. I have noted swarms of 20 to 30 circling over one spot fishing. This always is an indicator of a loon underwater chasing minnows to the surface.
The nesting birds are much quieter now, except for the Red-eyed Vireos and Song Sparrows.