Halfmoon Lake Association was founded to protect the interest of property owners through education and the continued monitoring of lake quality in order to enhance both property values and recreational opportunities.

Photo Gallery: 2017, Loon Family of Halfmoon  

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Congratulations Halfmoon Lake on this Fourth of July weekend as loon parents successfully nested on our man-made island. This is the second consecutive year two baby chicks hatched. The chicks, hatched on consecutive days, joined their parents in the water on the same day as hatching.
During the summer of 2016, Halfmoon had its first successful birth of loon chicks. Once again, the nest site is the same man-made island built four years earlier by a team of volunteers at the Loon Preservation Committee.

Presenting the First Family of Halfmoon Lake, 2017:

  Loon sanctuary sign
Loon sanctuary 
By Ric Zaenglein

  Nesting
Nesting 
By Ric Zaenglein
Nesting 
Nesting
By Ric Zaenglein


Mother and chick
Piggy back time
By Ric Zaenglein
Mother and chick
Look at me
By Ric Zaenglein
Mother and chick
I'm following you
By Ric Zaenglein


Loon near sign
Thanks for giving us distance
By Ric Zaenglein
Swim time
Piggyback time
By Ric Zaenglein
More swim time
Love these rides
By Ric Zaenglein

I'm watching
I'm watching
By Ric Zaenglein
Turning the chick egg
Mother turning chick egg
By Ric Zaenglein
Back to the sign
After a hard day swimming,
back to the safe area
By Ric Zaenglein

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The following pictures of the Loon Family were taken on the Fourth of July:

Two loon chicks
Two chicks stare each other
By Ric Zaenglein
Mom and two chicks
Mom loon joins the chicks
By Ric Zaenglein
Parents and chicks
Parents and chicks
By Ric Zaenglein
Piggy back time
Mom and chicks
By Ric Zaenglein
Parents and chicks
Parents and piggy back chicks
By Ric Zaenglein
Parents and chicks
Parents and chicks going off
By Ric Zaenglein

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In less than two weeks, John Wheeler's photos show the chicks progress.  Pictures taken July 15:

Loon family
Two chicks and mom
By John Wheeler
Both parents with chicks
Both parents with chicks
By John Wheeler
Parent and chicks
Swimming to a marker
By John Wheeler

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Three more weeks, August 7, reveals dramatic growth and note the color change in plumage. 

August 7
How about a slide
By John Wheeler
August 7
Consider that slide
By John Wheeler
Almost full grown chick
Note size and plumage change
By John Wheeler

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