Tuesday, June 1, 2010 9:34pm CDT


Well, we have been through a very noisy and even stressful day!

For those of you who missed it, there has been a lot of construction noise all day today.  There may be some tomorrow but nothing compared to today.  And it should not last all day.  Let's keep our fingers crossed.

Then tonight in an incident that I missed completely, there apparently was a boat that approached the nest way too closely.  From there it is hard to know exactly what was going on without actually having seen it.  Some thought stones were being thrown at the nest and others thought it was just fishermen casting toward a structure.

I can't say which one it was because I did not see it happen.  I hope that there is a video of it.

But right now, everything has returned to normal.  Peaceful and calm and with a loon on the nest.

So no loon chick today.  Will tomorrow be the day?  We are still well within the "normal range" of hatching.  I will not become concerned unless we go a number of days beyond this Friday.

But for now, it doesn't get much better than it is right now!

And the loon is there faithfully playing its part in this drama.  We are merely the audience.  An audience that cares deeply!  But an audience nonetheless.