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Photo Gallery: 2016 Loon Family of Halfmoon 1  

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Halfmoon Lake had its first successful birth of loon chicks during the summer of 2016; doubly exciting in that the nest was built three years earlier by a team of volunteers at the Loon Preservation Committee location and positioned shortly after on Halfmoon.  Three years later. and after several false starts, the nest site was productive.   Two chicks were hatched but only one survived the first week. 

Presenting the First Family of Halfmoon Lake, 2016:

  First day on the water
Chick's first day on the water
By Ric Zaenglein

  First feeding - one
First feeding 
By Ric Zaenglein
Another feeding 
Family feeding chick
By Ric Zaenglein

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Three years of preparation, including a few false starts, led to Halfmoon's First Family:

Loon nest builders
Loon nest builders
By John Cooley
Loon nest building team
The loon nest building team
By John Cooley
Loon nest
Man-made loon nest set in place
By John Cooley

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After two years, finally a loon couple took residence on our man-made nest, and a belted kingfisher and turtle visited. Pictures courtesy of Ric Zaenglein at http://www.sportsimagez.com/:   

  Kingfisher pays a visit
Kingfisher pays a visit  - one
By Ric Zaenglein

  Kingfisher pays a visit - two
Kingfisher pays a visit - two  
By Ric Zaenglein
Kingfisher pays a visit - gulps a meal 
Kingfisher gulps a meal
By Ric Zaenglein
  Turtle visits
A turtle visits  - one
By Ric Zaenglein

  Turtle visits
A turtle visits - two  
By Ric Zaenglein
Turtle visits 
A turtle visits - three
By Ric Zaenglein
  Turtle getting a little too close
Turtle visits - four
By Ric Zaenglein

  Turtle getting a little too close
Turtle little too close 
By Ric Zaenglein
Turtle getting a little too close 
That's close enough!
By Ric Zaenglein

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The effort paid off when two chicks hatched on successive days.  Unfortunately, one chick died within a week.  The following pictures by Ric Zaenglein capture the first swim of the first born the day after hatching (Ric Zaenglein at http://www.sportsimagez.com/):      

  First solo swim with mom
Chick's first swim with mom 
By Ric Zaenglein

  Not far from the nest
Not too far from the nest  
By Ric Zaenglein
First solo swim 
No one watching me swim
By Ric Zaenglein

 

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