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Re: Loons - several cams, nests
« Reply #90 on: June 21, 2024, 03:43:03 AM »

2 EGGS
LPC LoonCam 1
June 21, 2024
Half past midnight this morning, egg 2 was laid.
https://youtu.be/J7YnzT3H9a4

Now LPC has 4 loon eggs,
2 on raft 1 and 2 on raft 2



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Re: Loons - several cams, nests
« Reply #91 on: June 24, 2024, 08:54:52 AM »

BIG bass jumps up on raft curb
https://youtu.be/p35qnrlUuI0

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Re: Loons - several cams, nests
« Reply #92 on: June 26, 2024, 01:05:34 PM »

1 EGG LEFT
June 26, 2024
Cam 1
One egg broke today
https://youtu.be/77muYjSVLRw

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Re: Loons - several cams, nests
« Reply #93 on: June 28, 2024, 02:31:17 AM »

Interesting Facts About the Common Loon
https://youtu.be/QuwPvq8Vh6g

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Re: Loons - several cams, nests
« Reply #94 on: June 30, 2024, 03:09:16 AM »

HATCHLING
June 30, 2024

Vermont's Lake Fairlee
New loon chick
Hatched June 29
https://youtu.be/fGU0mSYgzcA

June 2 EGG 1
June 5 EGG 2

June 30 NO SOUND, I hear NOTHIN
​​3.35 loon off nest - ​​she left off the 'top' left of raft, not usual bottom slide.

2 loons in water -with chick.
​​glowing eyes & white on swimming loon looks like headlights

​​splashing - wings - fighting? beaver?

​​3.43 loon does the Jesus flap - stands in water & flaps

​​3.49 loon mounts raft from normal 'slide' area

6.13 am  Mom, Dad and Chick have a swim, then parent back on raft, chick follows. CUTE!

Vermont's Lake Fairlee
We've had several close encounters with snapping turtles and beavers. 
https://youtu.be/fGU0mSYgzcA


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Re: Loons - several cams, nests
« Reply #95 on: June 30, 2024, 11:44:23 AM »

Vermont's Lake Fairlee
June 30, 2024
Egg 2 broke, no chick.
Parents swam off with their 2 days old chick.

I watch 4 loon cams.
We had 8 eggs.
As of today we have 2 chicks.

1 has 1 egg left, 1 broke.
1 hatched one - abandoned remaining egg.
1 hatched one - egg 2 broke.
1 still has 2 eggs and 2 weeks to go.

Feeding baby




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Re: Loons - several cams, nests
« Reply #96 on: July 01, 2024, 02:38:58 AM »

July 1, 2024
So far 4 cams started with 8 eggs, 2 hatched one, left one .

Raft 1 lost an egg.
Raft 2 still has 2 eggs.
Boulder hatched one chick and left the other egg.
Fairlee hatched one chick and the other egg broke, dead chick.

If not for rafts, loons might go extinct.
THANK YOU LPC.


FAIRLEE UPDATE 6/30/2024:  Hatch!
On June 29 at around 5pm, the first egg hatched revealing a beautiful baby loon. 
 The next day we all experienced joy and anxiety about the health of the chick and the fate of the second egg. 

 Today, we have confirmed that the second chick was stillborn.  While disappointing that our second chick did not survive, it reminds us of how fortunate we are to watch and learn from our wild environment.  The loon family vacated the nest this afternoon to move on to a nursery area nearby.

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Re: Loons - several cams, nests
« Reply #97 on: July 01, 2024, 08:17:06 AM »

White loon spotted in Canada
north of Minnesota border
WCCO MN
https://youtu.be/00S3xe6cvMk








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Re: Loons - several cams, nests
« Reply #98 on: July 02, 2024, 12:53:16 PM »

The Last Goodbye
Fairlee  June 30, 2024
https://youtu.be/SCIMgEgx_kM

Wailing sorrow over lost chick,
Rejoicing over surviving healthy chick,
Mom n Dad leave the raft for the last time.

Wails and tremelos are so haunting.

Next year LPC will build a new raft for Fairlee.

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Re: Loons - several cams, nests
« Reply #99 on: July 06, 2024, 06:26:37 AM »

LAKE FAIRLEE videos

Announcement of the First Chick
June 29, 2024

https://youtu.be/0efY1xSPw-s

Loss of the Second Chick
June 30, 2024
https://youtu.be/FGWCwA1hyMY




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Re: Loons - several cams, nests
« Reply #100 on: July 11, 2024, 10:04:34 AM »

July 11, 2024

Raft 1
Egg 1 broke some days ago
Egg 2 broke today.
Loons on raft1 are gone.
Incubation was so sporadic, eggs alone so many hours, I never thot they'd hatch.

Raft 2
2 eggs here

Today female dove off- underwater FAST as an eagle landed on the shore behind the raft.

She wailed and wailed
Male came after an hour.

RAFT  1 results
LC1's nest exam by LPC and LCO.

Both eggs on raft 1 broke.  No chick.
https://youtu.be/xNLR92QJ2ug


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Re: Loons - several cams, nests
« Reply #101 on: July 12, 2024, 09:44:42 AM »

July 11, 2024

Lake Vermilion, Minnesota
https://youtu.be/YWh683DkAqA

Otters or mink have stolen 3 of their 4 eggs.
They re-nested after first 2 taken.
https://youtu.be/EhKJUOr98qM

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Re: Loons - several cams, nests
« Reply #102 on: July 16, 2024, 02:46:57 AM »

HATCH
July 15, 2024
Loon raft 2

Baby loon chick hatched.
Such ACTIVE chick!

Loon Chick Hatching
https://youtu.be/eh7UuTcT5ZQ

Swims with Dad
https://youtu.be/_Pml8kCrs3g


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Re: Loons - several cams, nests
« Reply #103 on: July 17, 2024, 04:29:20 AM »

July 17, 2024

Raft 2
Loons left with 1 chick.
This morning it appears egg 2 abandoned.

LPC collected egg and turned cam off.

END OF SEASON

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Re: Loons - several cams, nests
« Reply #104 on: July 18, 2024, 02:15:42 AM »

Looncam Raft 2
Post Nest Exam

July 17, 2024
https://youtu.be/WOYhxYLb0cM

Tending loon chick
https://youtu.be/VrfMuJR7Npk

Loon Removing Broken Egg
https://youtu.be/3Ufxw7Wb9Bo

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