11:09pm Tuesday, July 23, 2013

  57 degrees F     Clear     Calm     FULL Moon 

I spent the afternoon on the water with Kevin Kenow, Steve and Luke from the USGS, attempting to catch loons and retrieve the data recorders that we had placed on the loons last year.

Without the loons having chicks this year, it makes it very hard to capture them since they are not being protective of their chicks.

Kevin was hoping that the loons would still be territorial enough that it would give us a chance to catch them.

They showed some territorial behavior but they would not get close enough to us to be able to capture them.

So we will have to wait until next year to retrieve the data recorders to download the data and see where they have been.

There is something that I hinted at sometime back that we may have been able to confirm today.  But that will have to wait until I have more time to give you the complete details.

But for now, suffice it to say that all of the loons seem to be healthy and active.  Healthy and active enough that we could not catch them.

Copyright 2013     Larry R Backlund