WE HAVE A CHICK!
The mate has been swimming around the nest for a little bit and then got up on the nest from the back and just sat and waited. The loon on the nest got up and left and .....
THERE WAS A CHICK!!
The egg shell was amazingly intact. At least 2/3 of it intact.
The chick had 'zipped' it around the large end.
One down one to go!
It gets even MORE exciting!