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posted Jun 17, 2018, 11:28 AM by Stephanie Allemann   [ updated Jun 17, 2018, 11:33 AM by Loon Lake Association ]
Loon Lakers!!!

We have a loon sitting on our new nesting island! We're sure she/he is sitting on an egg. The incubation period is 26-28 days--this means that if all goes well, a chick or two may hatch on or around July 11 to July 14.

In the meantime PLEASE refrain from approaching the loons or the island. They can be scared off the nest, and if this happens the incubating chicks won't survive. If you stay completely clear of Stan's cove, which is where the island nest is, they are not alarmed. Also, please postpone any planned walks around the lake in this incubation period because at one point the trail comes very close to the island. Besides, there are too many deerflies and black flies at the moment.

So if we can just hold off until mid-July, we may, after three chick-less years, finally get one or two!

Thanks for your help! The loons thank you too!!!