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Re: GOOD MORNIN' FELLOW MOONDANCE BROTHERS & SISTERS

Postby OLDFLUTTERBY » Sun Apr 24, 2011 8:10 am

Good Morning & Happy Easter to you all!

Well, I've been patiently waiting for all bands to be announced & posted. I also have Spring Fever Reeeally bad. Supposed to warm up today & be sunny... I hope so. I need to get outside without bundling up & lookin' like the Michelin Man.

According to Larry, the Loons have been waiting for him to get that nest on the lake. He stated that they mated not too long after he got things situated for them. I was hoping that the Loon Cam would have been up & running today for us all to watch. Not up yet, but keep checking back, it won't be long.

http://www.mnbound.com/live-loon-cam/

I have been watching the Eagle Cam Live broadcast from Decorah Iowa to pacify my need to watch nature. Wow! they are getting soooo Big! They kinda look a little Motley with the change of their feathers from white to gray, what few white feathers they have left on their head make me chuckle when they look towards the camera. I like it better than the one in MN. Here is a link to that Live Cam.

http://www.ustream.tv/decoraheagles

Hey Ontario Rocker, did you find out if there are similar Loon tracking programs in your area?

Looking forward to Rockin' out with ya'll in July! :devdogbang: :devdogblue:
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Re: GOOD MORNIN' FELLOW MOONDANCE BROTHERS & SISTERS

Postby OLDFLUTTERBY » Sun Apr 24, 2011 2:28 pm

Good News! :-D For now you can go to the Wild Earth site to see the Live Loon Cam of the nest until they get it up on mnbound. Here's the link:

http://www.wildearth.tv/minnesota-bound ... am-live-01
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Re: GOOD MORNIN' FELLOW MOONDANCE BROTHERS & SISTERS

Postby OLDFLUTTERBY » Tue May 31, 2011 8:52 pm

Fuzzy Black Baby Loon! :D You'll get a better look at it tomorrow hopefully. One more egg to hatch! Better results this year than last for sure!
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Re: GOOD MORNIN' FELLOW MOONDANCE BROTHERS & SISTERS

Postby OLDFLUTTERBY » Wed Jun 01, 2011 7:29 am

There was alot of Drama on the Loon Nest & in the water last night! :o
Thought for sure the little blessing was a goner :cry: , but he's ok! Maybe number two will make an appearance today & they'll both stay in the safety of the nest. A real nail biter last night for sure! :shock:
But that's Nature for ya! :roll:
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Re: GOOD MORNIN' FELLOW MOONDANCE BROTHERS & SISTERS

Postby OLDFLUTTERBY » Wed Jun 01, 2011 11:20 am

We have 2 chicks now!! :D saw the other one emerging out of it's shell when both adults were swimming out in the lake with the 1st chick! now one of the adults plopped back down on it. Trust me, it's there! A successful Year!
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Re: GOOD MORNIN' FELLOW MOONDANCE BROTHERS & SISTERS

Postby pink flamingo » Wed Jun 01, 2011 1:46 pm

OLDFLUTTERBY wrote:We have 2 chicks now!! :D saw the other one emerging out of it's shell when both adults were swimming out in the lake with the 1st chick! now one of the adults plopped back down on it. Trust me, it's there! A successful Year!

I'm SO GLAD :D ... felt bad for the parents last year... all that work & sitting and no babies! :( So, how soon do they get in the water after hatching? Will baby number 2 be joining them soon? What happened last night Flutter? They have an unwelcome visitor?

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Re: GOOD MORNIN' FELLOW MOONDANCE BROTHERS & SISTERS

Postby OLDFLUTTERBY » Wed Jun 01, 2011 11:07 pm

This video clip shows the second chick emerging from its egg.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxPifOOQr4Q

Pinkie,the second chick hatched around 11am this morning. Larry stated that around 8pm it was swimming with his parents. We wait & hope for the best. Last year was heart breaking. And It all happens so quickly when things develop. I'm so glad we can get a glimps of all this, Thanks to Larry & the MN Bound Live Loon Cam.

This is Larry's recap of what happened to the 1st chick from his blog last night.
"Shortly after 9pm, there were numerous calls from on the lake, possibly flying yodels from another loon, and on the nest including yodels and tremolos. The male was on the nest at the time and was answering with his own yodels.

The mate appeared alongside the nest and also started calling.

When the male left the nest to join the other loon, the little chick that was born this afternoon followed along and jumped in the lake.

I hope that it had found its way onto the parents back to safely ride out the night there.

Then at 10 pm there were once again many, many calls. From both on the lake and on the nest. Wails and tremolos and yodels. Yodels from another male that were much to close to the nest for comfort.

In the dark you could see another loon floating near the nest, obviously the mate. I cannot see if she has the chick but as she swims around the nest I can HEAR the chick. He obviously is very close. Is he in the water? If he was on her back I do not think he would call.

After 5 minutes of constant calling with calls coming from other loons as well, the female gets up on the front edge of the nest. She obviously does not have the chick.

I can hear the chick chirping with a somewhat desperate sound to his chirp. Is he trying to get up on the nest? There is a 'chick ramp' for him to use if he can find it in the dark.

The male answers with several quiet hoots and then finally goes off the back of the nest into the water. And then the female follows him off the back of the nest.

The egg is left alone. And the chick is no where to be seen. The egg on the nest could possibly have a pip in it. It is hard to tell.

After another 5 minutes of constant calling, one of the loons makes it back up on the nest, adjusts the egg and then settles down.

It is quiet for a while. No sound of the chick. No sighting of the other loon. Hopefully the chick has once again found a back to ride on.

Then the wails start again. From the nest. Answered from the lake. They continue for a full 10 minutes. Not 'normal' wails. They had a very plaintive sound to them which made it even harder to watch and listen.

If only the chick was on the nest or where we could see him, all of us would feel better. But alas as of now it is not to be. There is the occasional plaintive wail from the nest and an answer from the lake and some mewing sounds from the nest.

Sometimes it is easier to NOT know what is going on.

All we can do is hope for our little chick. Hopefully he is safe and warm riding on the back of mom or dad. And the best news would be when first light comes we see him once again. How quickly our hearts bond with him in a matter of only a few hours. He was probably less than 10 hours old when he jumped into the lake!

So if you have survived all of this so far, you can be assured that you have a very strong heart and have had a better stress test than anything your doctor could give you!

So let us look forward to morning light.

And our little loon! Safe and sound"
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Re: GOOD MORNIN' FELLOW MOONDANCE BROTHERS & SISTERS

Postby OLDFLUTTERBY » Wed Jun 01, 2011 11:18 pm

I watch the Decorah Eagles also.. at the point where; as a parent; that feeling you get in your gut when the Teens are about to fly the coup, bittersweet. :roll: That's what I'm feeling towards the 3 "Not so babies anymore".They are so magnificant & beautiful. Won't be long before they sail away too! Got to catch the special moments in life that make us smile. Pinkie, I forgot to Quote you in my post prior to this one, so I hope I answered your questions.
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Re: GOOD MORNIN' FELLOW MOONDANCE BROTHERS & SISTERS

Postby Lisa! » Wed Jun 01, 2011 11:21 pm

That's really cool, Flutter. Thanks.
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