Loon and Chicks.

Ham Lake Loons photo by John Ingalls
Ham Lake loons
photo by John Ingalls

Our friend John was quick enough to get a photo of our loon and its chicks. They are growing fast and we are delighted that they have escaped the talons of the eagles, who also live on our lake. The current theory of “why” the loon chicks have survived is that the eagles did not have babies this year and so there are less mouths to feed. Could be true! We don’t have a better explanation, so we’re going to go along with it! – Wanda Boldon