Peter and I wanted to pass along our observations of the second pond loons from yesterday and today.
This is sad news, but now we at least know for certain how and when the second chick was lost. A special thank you to the Crosbys for sharing the sad story. And thanks to all the people who have been concerned about the welfare of the loon chicks in the middle pond. Unfortunately, even though we now know what happened to at least one of the babies, there really isn't any way anyone could have prevented what happened. We know there are some large northern pike here, and they will prey on both loon and duck chicks.