In follow up to our post on May 10th announcing temporary restricted access to Clearwater Lake
It appears our Clearwater loons are parents to be. Since that time, there has always been one loon on the nest, which suggests eggs have been laid. Loons typically lay 1 or 2 eggs that are laid 1–3 days apart and are incubated, on average, for 27 days. Chicks hatch 12–24 hours apart. Male and female loons share incubation duties equally although researchers think that females tend to incubate more than males at night. The loon who is not on the nest can often be seen on the south side lakes fishing and napping but appears to return to the nest site each night. Let’s hope we see chicks on or around June 7th!