Good Friday, April 2, 2010 11:39pm


45 degrees  Windy  Dark   ;-)

Today was the first time that I have seen both loons.

Several other people around the lake have told me that they have seen two loons but it was not until this morning that I saw both of them together.

Today has been yet another unusually mild day.  We had a high of 70 degrees today and 85 degrees yesterday here at the lake.  And it has not gotten below 50 degrees for the last two nights.

Now when you realize that our AVERAGE high temperature for this time of year is 50 degrees, you can see that it has been unusually warm.

However, that started to change today.

We got our first thunderstorms today with our first rain of the spring.  In fact, we had not a flake of snow for the whole month of March which is very unusual.  It is the first time that has happened since back in the 1800s!  So we needed the rain.

It wasn't a lot of rain but there were a few good downpours.  And it was so good to hear thunder again!  Especially thunder with no bad weather attached to it.....just rain.

There was fear that it would rain out the Minnesota Twin and Boston Red Sox at the brand new Target Field in Minneapolis but the rain stopped just in time for the game.

The last several days I have spent a lot of time working on completely building the nesting platform.  As I was getting it ready, I realized that it had taken a lot of wear and tear over the last few years so it was time to rebuild it.  I hope to have it out in the next few days.  I want it to be there when the loons start to look for it and get serious about finding a place to nest.

We have also been working on the camera and have a couple surprises for you that I think you will really like....if we can make them work!

It will be interesting to see when they get serious about nesting since everything is about a week earlier than last year and more than 3 weeks earlier than in 2007 and 2008.

So gather all the  kids and old ladies (how does that song go?!?!) and gather 'round as we hope to be on LIVE with the Loon Cam in the next couple weeks!  Have your heart medicine close by as we watch and wait and hope and pray for our loons and the eggs and hopefully a couple new chicks.