Loon Report – June 20, 2018

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There are at least two pair of loons with chicks on the lake this summer.  One pair has a single chick and the other pair has two.  Thank you to Joe Fleskes for capturing these beauties last week.

Loon Watch Summer 2018

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Happy summer Lake John residents!  A loon nest was spotted  this past weekend on Lake John.  Loons nest lakeside and incubate their eggs for 27 to 30 days. Hatchlings leave the nest on their first day and are able to … Continued

Loon Watch Fall 2017

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As Fall officially arrives, I must say it’s very boring in the Northern Part of Lake John. It’s dominated with Sea Gulls. One young Loon still hangs around, but not seen every day. Once in a while a couple of … Continued

Loon Watch September 2017

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I have not written much this year because I have not seen much….  We had no loon family to watch in the Northern Nursery.  We did have a pair that seemed to attempt nesting at Rocky Point early in the … Continued

Loon Watch June 2017

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Loon Watch Submitted by Bruce Nystrom. I am pleased to report that we have two families with at least 1 chick. They are located near “cat-tail island” and the far Southwest corner of Lake John. I viewed both of them … Continued

Fall 2016 Loon Update

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Part 1: Juvenile Loon Update (submitted by Elaine Fleskes) The juvenile loon was spotted on the lake around the middle of August with a large rapala caught on its wing.  The DNR conservation officer was called and Brian came out … Continued

2016 Loons

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Thanks to resident Kirk who was out fishing one evening this week and snapped some photos as the loons were checking out his bait.

Loon Update: August 6, 2016, 6 AM

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Northern Nursery family intact and feeding in shallow water along North Shore.  Two chicks nearly full grown, but coloring not yet sharp.  Adult still assisting chicks with fishing/feeding, but they are taking care of themselves more and more each observance.  … Continued

Loon Watch June 29, 2016

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I toured our lake this afternoon.  No sign of a family in the Southern Nursery, but they could have been hiding among the docks and boats on the East Shore?  There were some powerboats operating on the lake in the … Continued