Allon, Marianne, and Sally spent several hours watching the Silver Lake family yesterday and Allon got many wonderful pictures. I’ll send more tomorrow.
I don’t remember seeing this much shell left in a nest before. Usually the loons clean it out before leaving which, for those of you new to the list, happens shortly after the second chick is born. The chicks will not set foot on dry land again until they are old enough to breed and nest on their own in 4-5 years.
The rest of the pictures need no explanation, just enjoy. Thank you Allon. Mike