(I am not sure why the system did not accept this post from earlier.)
48 degrees CDT Partly Cloudy Wind 5mphE
Sunrise 5:32am CDT Sunset 8:48pm CDT
It is a beautiful morning.
The sun has just cleared the trees. There was a call from a loon somewhere out on the lake.
Right now there is a single loon way out in the lake from the nest. Is this our female from last year that we have been able to identify from the bands? I do not see another loon with this one so I have to wonder if it might be our female from last year.
The loon shows no inclination to swim in to the nest.
Is there such a thing as too many loons?!
Right now two families of geese are swimming by in a parade after having been up on the neighbors lawn (with all that that means).
Each of the families has 5 goslings. They are already pretty good size. So there are some species that have nested some time ago and now have their young ones in tow.
I trust that you and your family and friends will enjoy this Memorial Day weekend.
And that you will pause to remember what we are celebrating.
Copyright 2013 Larry R Backlund