Loon Family 001
This has been a difficult year for loons. Of the three nests that I have checked, two lost their eggs to predators and one was flooded when beavers raised the level of the lake they were using.
Loons will re-nest and the eggs from one pair hatched this past week. I spent some time observing and photographing them. Some loons are more tolerant of humans being close than others. If it disrupts their behavior don’t approach them. This family is very tolerant. Their natural behavior didn’t change with me around. By day three they were fishing on both sides of my kayak and swimming underneath me.