Loons Alton Lake BWCA Wilderness
Alton Lake has several resident loons that gave us entertainment all three days. The loons must have been overly playful. We were watching one loon when all of a sudden another one came torpedoing up from the bottom and put his beak right into the second one’s underside. Both came exploding out of the water and continued to scuffle. Our second loon encounter was just as exciting. We were watching a family of mergansers going by when all of a sudden they also exploded out of the water swimming in all directions. A loon came up from the bottom and surfaced right in the middle of the group. It didn’t seem like it was trying to eat any of them just playing around. The baby mergansers thought otherwise.