Great Loon Cam News – July 6, 2016

Great Loon Cam News

 The Connors Lake Loon Cam is now streaming the live video!

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The Connors Lake Loon Cam is now streaming the live video!  The microphone has not been working, so there is no sound.  Sorry about that.  We will try to get it repaired before next year.  To see the video, go to:

 

Great Loon Cam News

The Pacific Loons are incubating a single egg.  A chick is expected around July 10.  Later that week a couple of biologists from USGS will attempt to capture the female to retrieve her geolocator, which will tell us where she goes for the winter.“

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Previously, Jean gave us a rundown on the progress of the Loon Cam so far this year:
After a couple of false starts, the Pacific Loons on Connors Lake have finally gotten serious.  I had previously reported an egg laid on June 12, which disappeared the next day, just like the first egg laid two weeks earlier. On June 14-15 the female laid another egg, and the pair started incubating it. They have been sitting on it almost continuously since then.  The egg was laid on the south side of the island, perhaps because of the thicker layer of bulrushes there(?), directly beneath the camera, so the view is an overhead one, and the bands on the female are not as easily seen. From the attached snapshots, the female can be differentiated from the male by the large single spot at the rear of her back pattern on each side.  Even with such a late hatch, there should be time for a chick to fledge in mid to late-September.

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