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Old 07-04-2006, 07:15 PM   #1
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High water levels impacting nesting loons

I have recently heard from several people living along shorelines that the excessive rainfall has ruined nests and nesting opportunities for loons this year. I would be curious for those hiking and paddling in the Adirondacks if chicks are being seen or not. ( I could have posted in wildlife or paddling but thought proper here as well)

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Old 07-04-2006, 07:26 PM   #2
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The loons on Garnet Lake successfully hatched two chicks. The small island the nest is usually on was completely underwater with only the nest above water. It looked like the parents had actually built the nest up to keep it high enough. The babies were alive and well a couple weeks ago.
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Old 07-04-2006, 10:51 PM   #3
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We saw parents and chicks on Low's Lake this past weekend. It's very possible what you say is true though .
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Old 07-05-2006, 02:50 AM   #4
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We saw parents and chicks on Low's Lake this past weekend. It's very possible what you say is true though .
We saw one adult pair with two chicks. Other loons we saw were solitary.
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Old 07-05-2006, 07:13 AM   #5
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We saw one adult pair with two chicks. Other loons we saw were solitary.
I saw another still sitting on a nest at Low's. I drifted by a little island while I was looking for Eagles, and she came busting out of the brush while I was looking up at the tree tops. That was an adrenalin rush! I quickly paddled away, and gave her a wide berth on the way back. looks like 2 eggs still in the nest.
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