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Old 04-04-2020, 09:47 AM   #1
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Looking out the window a few minutes ago, revealed roughly two dozen young loons "fishing".

Glad to see so many
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Old 04-04-2020, 10:42 AM   #2
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I don't expect the fish are as happy as you to see the loons.
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Old 04-04-2020, 10:49 AM   #3
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Looking out the window a few minutes ago, revealed roughly two dozen young loons "fishing".

Glad to see so many
Awesome! Where are you on the lake?

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Old 04-04-2020, 11:14 AM   #4
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Looking out the window a few minutes ago, revealed roughly two dozen young loons "fishing".

Glad to see so many

Are you sure they're Loons? I've observed similar activity here in Moultonborough but they are Mergansers. Fun to watch!

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Old 04-04-2020, 11:19 AM   #5
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Are you sure they're Loons?
I always love it when they get in line and make a parade.

It's always fun to see the lake change seasons.


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Old 04-04-2020, 11:30 AM   #6
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Unless there are no neck Mergansers, pretty sure they were loons

I live in M'boro bay, near Suissevale.
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Unless there are no neck Mergansers, pretty sure they were loons

I live in M'boro bay, near Suissevale.


This is good news.

With the Corona Virus situation the loons may have a good year since there is a good chance the lake may see less human and boating activity this summer.....


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I always love it when they get in line and make a parade.

It's always fun to see the lake change seasons.


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Canadian geese. Loons have the ring around the neck, geese have long necks and white "cheeks".

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Are you sure I understand they love fish.

As mentioned always fun to see the seasons change.
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Sometimes when fishing, these other weird ducks pop up out of nowhere right beside the boat.


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Sometimes when fishing, these other weird ducks pop up out of nowhere right beside the boat.


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Now that's a loon!!!!!!! Nice picture.

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Canadian geese. Loons have the ring around the neck, geese have long necks and white "cheeks".

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Unhappy Catamarans All Sold Now...

If you've spent time sailing a catamaran on the Big Lake, eventually a Loon will pop up between the hulls!
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A pair of loons have returned to Braun Bay this week. They are doing a lot of fishing. I guess a long winter.

Anyway we will be setting up the loon nest soon. With luck they will breed better than last year. Five eggs, no chicks that made it.

One problem.... there is what seems to be a young eagle in the neighborhood.
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A pair of loons have returned to Braun Bay this week. They are doing a lot of fishing. I guess a long winter.

Anyway we will be setting up the loon nest soon. With luck they will breed better than last year. Five eggs, no chicks that made it.

One problem.... there is what seems to be a young eagle in the neighborhood.
Who do you root for?

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A pair of loons have returned to Braun Bay this week. They are doing a lot of fishing. I guess a long winter.

Anyway we will be setting up the loon nest soon. With luck they will breed better than last year. Five eggs, no chicks that made it.

One problem.... there is what seems to be a young eagle in the neighborhood.
Who do you root for?

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