I just happened into our chick just north of the island. It was feeding alone then but today I saw two way out in front of the camp. I could tell one was immature and hopefully our chick but I couldn’t tell of the other was adult or another young one. Either way, it’s good.
If you look back at the note I sent on 10/11, you can refresh your memory on the story of the loons on Silver Lake and at Goshen Dam. Well, we had perfect weather yesterday morning and this is us at the upper parking area access to Silver Lake. We started by shifting the new raft and all Eric’s equipment from his 2WD to Sally’s 4WD for the trip down the hill.
and Allon and Marianne W’s canoe for the trip to the far end where it was placed close to this year’s suspected nesting site. In the middle, that’s Angela A. who came down from Craftsbury with Eric to help out. They offered me a ride but I said I needed the exercise and I walked. The chick and one adult are still there at Silver Lake and in spite of the fact that the chick has likely not seen a canoe or kayak before, the loons were not at all bothered by their presence.
It was a fairly long day for the local folks and a very long day for Eric and Angella so a very special thanks to Eric Hanson, Angela Apicelli (summer VCE helper with Eric but volunteer today), Marianne and Allon Wildgust, and Sally Bordon. If any one of you weren’t there, the job couldn’t have been done. Also thanks to GMP’s John Murphy, Owen Stolarcyk, and Beth Eliason for your support. We could not have done it without you either.
And I’ll finish with a much less tiring picture, taken this evening from the deck. For those of you away, it was 60’s today and we have snow forecast for Saturday. Mike