The Last Chick headed south on December 23rd after generating some excitement in its search for open water
South end artificial nesting platform
The resident pair nested later than usual, due to high water
nested early June, hatched 2 eggs, one was lost to predator,
the other egg hatched the first week of July.
Chick known to survive through the end of the loon survey into fall
North end natural nesting site
The resident pair nested a bit later than usual, due to high water
nested the first week of June, hatched two chicks the first week of July
both chicks survived at the end of the survey and were seen again in December
trapped in icy water, but both were able to take flight and leave as late as
December 23rd, before ice closed in.
VT Loon Recovery Program Volunteer