Thursday, May 20, 2010 3:51 pm CDT


85 degrees  Sun with High Clouds   Breezy


I have just returned home from being gone most of the day.

I had to laugh when I read some of your comments about hearing people talking and wishing the birds would be quiet so you could hear.  From what I understand, some of the neighbors part way around the lake were putting in a dock.  I will have to warn them to be careful of what they say!!

I think I told you before that the NBC affiliate in the Twin Cities has asked me to be on a couple of their shows to talk about the LoonCam.  I have now found out that one appearance will be this coming Saturday morning, May 22 and the other is a mid-morning show called 'Showcase' on Friday, May 28.  They told me yesterday that the Saturday appearance is scheduled for 9:44am CDT.  But if you know anything about tv, that can change at a moment's notice.

So if you are in the Twin Cities you may get a chance to tune in and see it.  I am not sure if they will be streaming the shows or if they will be archived on the website for those of you around the country and around the world.

But the main thing I wanted to tell you is that I have just returned from the DNR Headquarters in St Paul.

They have graciously loaned me the mounts of an adult loon and a loon chick ]that I would guess was about 4 weeks old] for use on the upcoming television programs!

As I was on the freeway driving home, I had to laugh as I thought to myself, "How many other cars all around me have a LOON sitting on the front seat of their car?!?!!?!"

So my profound thanks to Lori, Diane, Pam Perry and especially Carrol Henderson [Senior Supervisor for all of the Non-Game Programs in the state] for trusting me enough to loan me the use of these unique taxidermy mounts to teach people even more about our amazing loons.  Their help from day one of the loon nest has been invaluable.

I just wanted to give you a quick update.