48 degrees CDT Cloudy Wind 1 mph NE
Sunrise 5:50 am CDT Sunset 8:29 pm CDT
WE HAVE A SECOND EGG!
When did it arrive? I am not sure.
At 6:15 am CDT I looked down and the loon was on the nest, head held high. The other loon was swimming nearby.
Then I became aware that the cam had gone down. So I restarted it at 6:19 am CDT
At that time the loon was on the nest.
At 6:22 am CDT, the loon let out a single wail and left the nest. The crows were also calling so I assume an eagle was in the area but I did not go out to look.
When the loon left the nest there were two eggs!
A couple chatters said there was only one egg before the cam went down.
IF that is true, in a 'coincidence of bad luck' for all of us, the loon decided to lay the second egg right in that 20 minute time frame when the cam was down and when I first looked at 6:15!
Either that or the egg was laid earlier during the night.
I just know that I did not see it being laid.
But the good news is, WE HAVE A SECOND EGG!
Let the fun begin!!
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