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Two Baby Loon Chicks Hatch On Lake St. Catherine!

19 Jun 2024 7:51 AM | Jerremy Jones (Administrator)

It was quite the day yesterday when Dawn & Joel, who have been monitoring the nesting loons from their camp on the Channel, reported that a baby loon chick was seen with the pair. Then, a few hours later, a new sighting with two loon chicks! 


The parent loons were observed feeding the chicks, and the chicks were seen riding on the backs of their parents. 

Here is a photo taken by Lake St. Catherine photographer extraordinaire Karen Velsor:

Baby loon chicks on Lake St. Catherine - June, 18th, 2024 - photo by Karen Velsor

Thank you to Karen for allowing us to include one of her photos in this announcement!

Many more images and videos have been posted in the Lake St. Catherine Vermont Facebook Group, which you can join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/LakeSaintCatherine

As of last evening, all four loons were observed heading under the bridge, then out onto the Big Lake!

Please keep your eyes peeled for them, and be sure to give them their space - and do not approach them during this crucial time.

Check out this brochure from the Vermont Center for Ecostudies, "A Guide For Boaters" for tips on sharing the water with the loons.

Thanks to Dawn & Joel for keeping a good eye on them as they nested, and thanks Eric Hanson from the Vermont Center for Ecostudies for his support over these past several years to get us to the this point!

VCE's A Guide for Boaters - Vermont's Common Loon

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