57 degrees F Partly Sunny WIn NW 9 mph
Sunrise 5:45 am CDT Sunset 8:34 pm CDT
More days pass without loons on the nest.
There are loons around. One single loon even comes to the vicinity of the nest periodically. But no nesting yet. And no attempt to even get up on the nest.
It is good to hear reports of other loons in other places nesting.
But with each passing day, it is becoming more and more apparent that there will be no nesting loons on the LoonCam nest.
As disappointing as that is, it is not totally unexpected.
As I said in one of my earliest posts this year, it will be very interesting and educational to see what happens this year.
After the death of the male last summer, we knew that things were going to be different. And we knew that if another pair did not use the nest, that there was a chance the nest would go unused this year.
And that appears to be exactly where we are.
So we have made the decision to pull the nest in and allow the gracious neighbors to once again use their waterfront and the lake.
I am leaving in a few minutes to speak the students at a school about loons.
So I think I will wait to pull the nest in until sometime late tomorrow to give the students a chance to check out the LoonCam before it is shut off for the year.
That is not the outcome that any of us wanted this year.
But it is reality.
As we have talked about so many times, we are merely spectators to this great and wonderful spectacle of watching our beautiful loons and the mystery and majesty of life.
Thank you all for your interest and great and gracious support and encouragement. It is wonderful to see the amazing caring "loon community" that has developed and grown through the years.
As they say, there is always "Next Year".
Questions or comments? Email us at LoonCam at yahoo dot com. Because of the volume of email I will not be able to respond personally to each email. But I will eventually read every one and for recurring questions I will try to answer them here in this blog.
Copyright 2016 Larry R Backlund