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Old 08-03-2017, 01:15 PM   #5
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We anchor in a cove with a nesting pair on a floating nest. This pair appears to have hatched one chick this year, but we haven't seen it in over a week. There are loon nesting area buoys in the immediate area of the buoy. We anchor 75-100 yards from the nest.

We will hang out in the water on floating noodles or a couple of inflatable chairs. We have been amazed how close the loons come to us, whether in the boat or in the water. What is really amazing is how close they will come with the chick. We sit vey quietly, and the most we get is a a stare as they swim by.

While we would like to get a close look while they are on the nest, we resign ourselves to watching from afar and use binoculars.

We unfortunately watch power boats go real close, kayakers go real close (a selfie next to a floating loon nest &#128544 and now paddleboaders. No, we don't say anything to them as it would most likely fall on deaf ears.

Dave

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