Thursday, April 9, 2009 10:45pm

39 degrees  Wind 9mph NW   Clear moonlit sky 

Tonight I have more good news for you.  Although I have only seen the one loon a couple days ago, neighbors tonight told me that they have seen two loons.  And they were swimming right near where the nest is normally anchored and calling.

As I have said before, there is no reason for them to necessarily be there at that PARTICULAR spot UNLESS it is "our loons"!

I have not seen them yet, but there is hope that our loons are back for another season and already wondering where their nest is!  So it gives added urgency to get the nest out for them and to hopefully have the cam up and running for you soon.

Just a clue of what to look for once the camera is running.  You probably will not see the loons most of the time when you look for the first 2 or 3 weeks.  It will be a very special treat for you to see them when they visit the nest for just a minute or so and then disappear again.

But then one day will be different.  They will visit more often.  They will spend more time rearranging things on the nest.  And then they will get very serious about nest building.  It usually will not be long after that that they lay the first egg.  And then the suspense begins.  Will they be successful?  Will the eggs hatch?  Will the chicks survive?

So prepare yourself for another wonderful adventure.


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