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2020 Nesting Bald Eagles

Nesting to Hatching For two years, we watched a local eagle’s nest sit empty. There were signs of nesting each year; the adults brought sticks to the nest and green pine boughs. They sat on it often in February and … Continue reading

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2016 Loon Watch: The Last Visit

My Summer With The Loons: Lazy Fall Days Once school started, I didn’t get out on the lake as often.  But when I did, the fall foliage views were amazing! I never knew where the loon family would be. Sometimes … Continue reading

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2016 Loon Watch: Late August

My Summer With The Loons: Hoot Behavior Late August, the weekend before Labor Day Weekend, I found a chance to kayak out again  with my friend Cindy.  This time, it was so foggy, we could barely see beyond the front … Continue reading

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2016 Loon Watch: Five Days After Hatching

My Summer With The Loons: Chick Cuteness Overload Warning! There are tons of chick photos within, it might prove to be too cute . . . July is a very, very busy month for a campground owner, and I wasn’t … Continue reading

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2016 Loon Watch: Hatching Day!

My Summer With The Loons: Will there be chicks? On a rainy July 10th, 2016, exactly 27 days after laying two olive colored eggs, the adult loon on the nest reared back to turn them. I very clearly saw pips … Continue reading

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2016 Loon Watch: The Week Before Hatching

My Summer With The Loons: Week 4 In the final days before (what I’d calculated to be) 2016’s loon hatching day, something felt a little different.  I was going out in my kayak at the same time. Sitting in the … Continue reading

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2016 Loon Watch ~ Nesting Weeks Two and Three

My Summer With The Loons: Weeks Two and Three During the second and third weeks of monitoring the loons nesting period, I got into a routine.  I’d paddle out at  6am to see them, coasting the last fifty yards or … Continue reading

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2016 Loon Watch ~ My Summer With the Loons

My Adventure Begins My story begins back in May, 2016. School was in session, we owned the campground and it had just opened, aaaand I struggled to find writing time for Cooper and Packrat’s fourth adventure, Mystery of the Bear … Continue reading

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Mystery Bird in My Backyard

I had a new visitor to my feeders this week. Only one, not a flock or a pair. I was curious, so I quickly snapped a few photos and looked him up in my trusty bird book. I have to … Continue reading

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Baltimore Orioles

Nature’s Amazing Weavers! Baltimore Orioles are one of my favorite birds and I watch for them every spring. My Grandmother liked to tell me a story about how my Grandpa would stand under their blossoming crab apple tree in the … Continue reading

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