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Thread subject: Maine Loon Cam
Name Date Message
Pam 06/22/05 06:55 pm Is anyone else watching this cam? Something seemed to disturb the sitting Loon a short while ago and he/she shot off the nest. I didn't realise they could move that quickly on land. Anyway, when she had gone I was puzzled because I couldn't see two clear eggs and I am wondering if one is either hatched or hatching although I couldn't see any movement. I have read the chicks of the Common Loon are quite dark (unlike the Arctic Loon chicks which are silvery grey) and there did appear to be dark patches around the egg. A note on the website says hatching is due around 24th.
Celeste 06/22/05 07:49 pm Pam I was just able to get access to the cam, and the loon is back on the nest.....don't know about the eggs though.....
Marie 06/23/05 02:40 am I watch this one Pam as well as the Alaska loon cam. One egg in Alaska never hatched. Will check out Maine in the morning.
Anne 06/23/05 05:27 am Pam, I think you are in England so could you tell me the European names of the loons please. Which one is the Great Northern Diver? I went to see the one in Lincolnshire last February and it was so different in its winter plumage.
Barbara Mc 06/23/05 04:39 pm I was watching the loon nest last night when I heard voices, a man and a woman. Then I heard a boat engine. That's when the loon went so quickly off the nest. Yes, it was difficult to figure out if an egg hatched. All hazy where the eggs are.
Pam 06/24/05 09:54 am Yes Barbara - those folk sounded as though they were water skiing. Both eggs still there this a.m. however and hatching in progress as I write. Have lost the pic again - it is so frustrating.

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