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forestgnome
06-25-2009, 10:45 PM
A proud loon couple has just hatched two new babies a few days ago. Here's one with one parent. The other is closeby being fed by the other parent. I can't tell males from females.


http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l190/forestgnome/006aaa.jpg

M_Six
06-25-2009, 11:02 PM
Time to play "Spot the Loonie!" :D

Great pic as always, Patrick.

KathyC
06-26-2009, 05:18 AM
That is such a great shot, of so many. Too Cute...

CHRIS
06-26-2009, 06:37 AM
Fantastic shot Patrick. That is amazing keep up the good work and thanks for posting.

Brad
06-26-2009, 06:37 AM
Our lake level has gone up so much - and is still a couple of feet high now - we have been concerned with the loon nests getting flooded again this year. Your picture says we have a chance this year.

KD Talbot
06-27-2009, 07:15 PM
Thank you for all the photos you've posted recently. Some real killers!

The shot of the moose in the mist on Clinton Road I bet was the same one we saw there. She was scratching herself on a road marker.

KDT

Steve M
06-28-2009, 07:13 AM
I love how they carry their babies on their backs. Thanks for sharing.

laudizen
06-29-2009, 12:44 AM
Thank you. Not only is it sweet, it is the very milk my spirit needs.

Jimmy Legs and Little d
06-30-2009, 01:24 PM
Patrick,
Such a terrific photo of the loons. I think it's about time that you have some of your photos published in a book.

Donna:)

forestgnome
07-01-2009, 11:20 PM
Thanks very much for nice comments!


June 26th..

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l190/forestgnome/068aaa-1.jpg



http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l190/forestgnome/032aaa-2.jpg

KathyC
07-02-2009, 05:01 AM
I would def. drive up for that signing....:D

forestgnome
07-02-2009, 06:07 AM
Well, there's now only one chick. As nature has it, one baby has been abandoned. It becomes apparent that one is weaker and the parents abandon it. In the past, loon people have brought the abandoned chick to rehab and successfully raised and released it. Hopefully they'll do it again. I know nature intended the weaker one to perish but I can't help rooting for it to survive anyway.


http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l190/forestgnome/059aaa.jpg




http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l190/forestgnome/078aaa.jpg




http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l190/forestgnome/046aaa.jpg

mtruman
07-02-2009, 07:10 AM
These last three are priceless Patrick. Sad that the other chick has been left behind. Many sad events in nature. I'm rooting for him to be saved as well.

Brad
07-02-2009, 08:09 AM
On our lake some of the babies get "taken" by snapping turtles or the eagles.

KathyC
07-03-2009, 07:19 AM
As great as nature is, it can be equally cruel..:(

Charlie
07-03-2009, 05:14 PM
the pictures look great
but there is nothing like seeing for your self .Brad and i were out on his boat and we came up on 7 pf them going under looking for dinner ,what a sight

forestgnome
07-06-2009, 07:31 PM
On our lake some of the babies get "taken" by snapping turtles or the eagles.


No!!! The second chick has perished.

A large raptor was seen cruising our lake on the last day the surviving chick was seen. It didn't have a white head but I think it was an eagle, judging by the description.

byjimminny
07-10-2009, 10:09 AM
Outstanding photo! Love the contrast of the green hued water and the loon(s)!