Loon update for 2015

Note July 12 from Dianne and Walt Weisser, Lone Lake loon watchers, and keepers of the loon nest platform:


“Not sure if you were aware, but Humphreys called to say the loons had been off the nest a couple of days.  He said they left on Saturday, which was the week before the 4th.  Bob and Bert Kosloski went by pontoon and saw eggs shells and a small dead baby chick, very tiny.  The following day Walt called the DNR.  Walt and Bob went back and removed the nest.  The egg shells were gone, but they retrieved what appeared to be the tiny chick.  We froze it and Walt dropped it off at the DNR.  Will wait to see if they are able to get any viable samples from the chick that may determine what happened.”