Wednesday, July 16, 2014

A Loon is Born at Grand Lac des Cèdres

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.

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