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ennacac Jun 6, 2007 1:57 PM

She is sitting on her two eggs on this man made nesting island.

http://www.computerartscompany.com/Loon_1S.jpg

Tom

robar Jun 6, 2007 2:25 PM

as usual-- excellent

i, for one, expect updates to this. i'm having a ball with my herons.

roy

Wingman Jun 6, 2007 7:34 PM

A real beauty Tom!

Jay

robar Jun 6, 2007 7:43 PM

what's incubation time??

roy

mtngal Jun 6, 2007 10:30 PM

Very nice photo - hope you'll be able to follow her as Roy is following his herons. I've never actually seen a loon.

robar Jun 6, 2007 10:33 PM

mtngal wrote:
Quote:

Very nice photo - hope you'll be able to follow her as Roy is following his herons. I've never actually seen a loon.
me either

roy

ennacac Jun 6, 2007 11:09 PM

The eggs take about 21 days to hatch, the Loon will stay on the nest until they are both hatched, then she will take them away from the nest on her back.

Getting photos is time sensitive, so I will have to check them every day and hope for the best, especially with the weather we are having lately.

Tom

robar Jun 7, 2007 10:32 PM

ennacac wrote:
Quote:

the Loon will stay on the nest until they are both hatched, then she will take them away from the nest on her back.

Tom
tom,
this su**s, how can you track the upbringing??? do they go to a certain type of habitat to raise the young??

roy

ennacac Jun 8, 2007 12:07 AM

They take off with mom, actually riding on her back for about three weeks until they can dive for fish on their own.

I will see what I can do about the photos, but it depends on the weather, as today the wind was a steady 40mph and gusting up to 60. Even SR doesn't work for that much movement in the water.

Tom

robar Jun 8, 2007 12:26 PM

how strange, i didn't know that. i'd love to see a shot of them inflight with chicks aboard.

roy


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