This is a late hatching but usually not too late for the chicks to grow strong enough to migrate to an ocean before freeze up. That brings the total of Loon chicks hatched in 2021 on Otter Lake to 4 (3 still surviving) and 2 chicks on Little Otter Lake.
Cottagers can ensure a loon-friendly property by creating shelter for loon chicks, and letting native wetland plants grow along their shoreline. “It’s also really important to be careful while boating,” she says. Driving slowly, especially while approaching the shore, helps to prevent wakes from washing out loon nests and from separating small chicks from their parents. Cottage Life: Here’s What’s Causing the Decline In Loon Chicks in Ontario, July 7, 2020
Thanks for watching out for our Loons!