The loons spent most of the day in the middle of the lake straight out from our place. We thought that would be bad but they picked a spot where traffic seemed to go all sides of them. Folks took time to float nearby too which kept high speed boats a little further away. Even though we weren’t out there all day, we did get to watch them and it was wonderful to see the awareness that boaters now have. Fast boats slowed down if needed and boats of all shapes and sizes altered course to keep their distance, that’s a big change from a very few years ago. The loons have already developed a tolerance for company too and didn’t seem alarmed when boats passed at a distance that would have upset them yesterday. Most of the calling we heard today was just wailing when the adults had been separated for a while and apparently the one with the chick would get lonely.