Loons on the raft - On, Off, ON!

Early in June the loon pair that resides on Canobie Lake nested on the raft for a few days. Then they abandoned the nest. It may have been because some boaters got very close to the raft and frightened them off. It may have been because a marauding animal took the egg.

On or about June 23, they resumed nesting on the raft. Our official loon watcher, Dave Blake, reports there are now two eggs on the nest! Yippee! If all goes well, they should hatch around July 21.

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Please help us provide the loons with a safe and comfortable environment by encouraging all boaters to give them plenty of room so they don't feel the need to abandon their nest again.

Thanks to one of our members for the beautiful picture of the loons on the nest.

In case you were wondering, the male and female take turns sitting on the eggs. While one is nesting, the other gets a bite to eat. At least, that's the way it's supposed to work.

A field biologist from the NH Loon Preservation Committee visits Canobie Lake several times during the summer to check on "our" loons.  We're grateful for the expert advice she and the LPC as a group, provide.