Monday, May 14, 2014 1:54 pm CDT

72 degrees F   Cloudy   Wind Calm

Sunrise  5:46 am CDT   Sunset  8:36 pm CDT

I have been out of state for several days (for the World Premiere of a movie no less) and so I have not had a lot of time to observe our loons.

I have only seen them on the nest 2 times - the first morning after I put the nest out when they were on the nest at daybreak and they mated and the second time this morning when I came home and they were chasing a goose off the nest and they also mated on the nest.

But I did try a couple times to check on the camera and the chat and I saw several people mention that they have seen them mate on the nest several times.

So hopefully they will get serious about nesting very soon.  The clock is ticking.

With the late winter and blizzard, it has set everything back.  But everything is trying to catch up very quick.

I have not had a chance to see the bands on the loons.  So if someone else has seen them, I would appreciate knowing what color the bands are.

There is apparently at least one other pair of loons on the lake and there has been a lot of fighting on the other side of the lake.  But I have not seen any of them close enough to know who is who.

So we wait.  And hopefully we will see them nesting very soon.


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