Thursday, June 07, 2012
May Loon Chicks - a record!
Volunteers, loon intern Liz Brunelle (Sterling College), and I have documented 45 nest attempts to date, including 3 new nesting pairs on Lake Elmore, Metcalf Pond, and Long Pond in Belvidere. NW Vermont now has nesting loons for the first time in the 35 year history of the VLRP. Unfortunately, the Metcalf Pond pair had a failed nest (eggs gone -predators? and extra loons present?), but there is time for a re-nest. A loon on Harvey's Lake died after becoming entangled in fishing line, likely going after live bait or a lure. Please reel in if loons are diving nearby.
Happy paddling everyone.
Eric Hanson, Vermont Loon Recovery Project Coordinator
Posted by Eric Hanson