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 season. But I think their nest was disrupted by a large cat-tail bog that migrated to the point during Spring winds. No chick was ever observed, but the pair has been hanging around regularly.
I know there were two successful families in the South and Western parts of the main lake, but they stayed out of sight from me unless I was boating (which is seldom). There was a report on a possible wounded chick along the East shore a couple of weeks ago, but after close observation it appeared normal and it was left alone.
We have seen many un-mated loons this Summer conducting their socializing routines. Also, recently, we are seeing one young loon up here; always alone. We hope he is healthy-time will tell.
That’s all folks…..
Submitted by Bruce Nystrom