Sunday, April 24, 2010 8:05am

39 degrees  Cloudy some rain  Wind NE 6mph NE


The loons have been up on the nest a couple times this morning already and are back at the nest now.  They are hanging around the nest more and more.

This is a very good sign that they are going to use the nest and that we are getting closer to the laying of the first egg.

Many of you have now heard the quiet sounds that they have made while they are near the nest....sounds that are relatively new and may what some in the literature have called 'mewing'.  But they are new sounds that do not neatly fit into the standard 4 calls that are known about loons.

What happens next?  Will they use the nest?  When will the first egg be laid?

Stay tuned!!