Sunday, July 13, 2014 9:43 pm CDT

61 degrees F     Clear     Calm

Sunrise   5:37 am CDT     Sunset   8:59 pm CDT

I just wanted to give you a quick update.

Just today I received word from the United States Geological Service that they are planning to be here tomorrow night to try to capture the loons and to remove the data recorders.

Those data recorders have been recording everywhere the loon has been since July of 2012, or however long the batteries lasted.

It will be a massive amount of data that will add to our understanding of loons, especially what they do and where they go during the winter.

In the months ahead, the USGS will undertake the massive amount of work in downloading the data and analyzing and interpreting it.

We will start shortly after dark.

The moon is almost full so we hope that will not hamper the capture.  But it very well could cause problems in catching the loons.

In addition to removing the data recorders that were placed on the loons 2 years ago, we will band any unbanded loons that we catch - including, hopefully, the two chicks that you watched being born on the LoonCam this year!

I will give you an update of what happens and how it went.

Questions?  LoonCam at yahoo dot com

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