Thursday, April 28, 2011 9:08am CDT

 39 degrees   Misting  Wind   NW 5 mph
As I write this, one of the loons is on the nest and the other is swimming around the nest.
So I thought this might be a good time to give you a hint of some things to watch for as we get closer to egg laying.
The loons will spend increasing amounts of time on and near the nest.
And nest building will become more pronounced.
When she is ready to lay an egg, she will probably sort of 'climb' up on the edge of the nest and slightly spread her wings to steady herself.  You will see slight convulsions of her body and finally the egg will be laid.
This whole thing, when it reaches that point, may take no more than 5 or 10 minutes.
Now it gets exciting!