They’re back. This pair wasn’t nesting as of the first weekend in May. But they are clearly “an item,” calling back and forth to one another. We think, but can’t know for sure, that this pair was on the lake last year. They seemed very acclimated to us and to our kayaks. They approached quite close. For awhile they seemed to be following us as we headed to Ghost Bay.
If past is prologue, there will be two loon pairs on the lake, one nesting on Belly Button Island and the other nesting in the lower bowl of the lake, likely on the island. We wish them calm, undisturbed nests. Come early July, we hope to see four tiny loon chicks riding on their two sets of parents’ backs.