Loonwatch this morning

Hi all,
We had a very successful loon count this morning. A calm lake with no glare made conditions about as good as we could ask for here on Dunmore. With 12 of us on 3 boats, we covered the lake in about an hour and a half and found 4 loons, 2 to 4 osprey, a couple high eagles, a great blue heron and a cormorant. We caught a quick glimpse of an uncountable family of mergansers in Sucker Brook and saw a couple of (I think) female mallards in North Cove. That’s not much in the duck department, and surprisingly no geese.
John & Kathy D. found 1 loon on and 1 loon off the nest at Silver Lake. They also found the water level back up on the base of the nest so thank you GMP.
Allon and Marianne W. had thick fog at Goshen Dam but did find the 2 adults and the chick.
Mark E. got skunked at Fern Lake, probably because the loons he has been seeing were all here on Dunmore. I haven’t heard from John & Xu K. about Mud Pond but don’t have high expectations there are any there.
Peter M. was checking Lake Pleiad up at the Snow Bowl where we do have a little hope since they’ve been heard coming and going. I’ll let you know when I hear.
Our Dunmore group consisted of John E. and Cathy M. with Brenda B. and Shelagh S. on board. Harold and Jean S. had Marielle B. and Sally B. for their crew. And Rosie and I had Karen and John H. riding with us. A big thanks to all for pitching in and I hope to see you all on the third Saturday in July next year. Mike

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