|The first known photo of our new loon, one day old. Photo by Annie Crane|
|Introducing Tardy, the newest resident of Lake Wicwas|
This morning on the lake I spotted the six loons swimming together in the vicinity of Bryant Island.
|Six visiting loons|
|Here comes another|
|"Move along folks"|
Like any parents with a new born, I expect they are going to have their hands full raising just one chick, and will be exhausted every day. They will need a lot of energy just for themselves, let alone needing to catch enough fish for the hungry little one to grow sufficiently strong to fly away in a few short months.
Shortly after the encounter with the six visiting loons I saw (I'm guessing) the female fishing with Tardy as I rounded Bryant Island.
|Mom with Tardy|
|"Eat your salad with your protein"|
|Dad returns from battle|
And it didn't take long for Tardy to play copy-cat.
|"Look, me too!"|