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 Pacific Loon - Anchorage, Alaska
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By: jkr (offline) on Friday, June 18 2010 @ 08:32 AM EDT  
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Oh Beans, thank you, thank you, for posting that video of the little one returning. I did manage to see some information about it on Facebook (Minn. Loon page) but I was at work and unable to get onto the cam to take a peek. He's adorable love

This morning there's no hope of getting on the camera. I tried 3 times so I'm assuming the 25 slots are full.
If there's a hatch of the second egg today I hope it waits until I'm watching --- out to work again this morning Evil


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By: jkr (offline) on Saturday, June 19 2010 @ 09:11 AM EDT  
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SATURDAY, JUNE 19, 2010

Report from the host site.
Both eggs had hatched and the second baby went missing. Speculation is that it may have been snatched by an eagle. :cry1:

6:00 a.m.
Mom is on the nest with the little one while Dad has come by a couple of times with little fish to feed the chick.
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6:17 am
Mom decided to leave the nest and the little one followed right along.


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By: jkr (offline) on Saturday, June 19 2010 @ 11:29 PM EDT  
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8:27 pm
Mom and chick return to the nest.
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8:29 pm
Snuggling under Mom's wing.
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By: jkr (offline) on Sunday, June 20 2010 @ 03:16 PM EDT  
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SUNDAY, JUNE 20, 2010

Mom and chick are still returning to the nest.
I keep expecting them to leave and not return so it's a thrill to see that they're still calling this nest home.... at least for a little while longer.

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By: jkr (offline) on Monday, June 21 2010 @ 09:34 AM EDT  
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MONDAY, JUNE 21, 2010

6:17 AM
Loons are still home Wub
Dad was just swimming off after delivering a snack and I didn't have my s'capping program open.
The chick then scurried under Mom and had a good stretch. Love the little foot sticking out Grin
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6:19 am
Out to see the world. He's now behind Mom and made a small attempt to climb on her but maybe realized that only works when they're in the water. Green LOL
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By: jkr (offline) on Monday, June 21 2010 @ 09:54 AM EDT  
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6:52 am
Mom and chick returning from a short swim.
The sunlight on the spider webs glistens on the camera.
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By: jkr (offline) on Tuesday, June 22 2010 @ 10:30 AM EDT  
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TUESDAY, JUNE 22, 2010

7:20 AM
Dad arrived with a food offering. The chick isn't interested and as soon as he moved in behind Mom I can why. His crop is full Grin
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By: jkr (offline) on Wednesday, June 23 2010 @ 08:58 AM EDT  
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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 23, 2010

5:56 AM
Returning from a morning swim.
Mom quickly got onto the nest but took the wee one a couple of attempts to get over the ridge. Maybe I shouldn't call him wee anymore. He's growing like a weed.

So far I have not seen him ride on Mom's back. Perhaps he does that while they're on the water but he knows that Mom can't get on the nest with him on top of her :dunno: It would be nice if the camera showed area further from the nest so we could see what's going on.
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ETA:
I have learned something new today from a poster on the Pacific Loon website.

Because of the smaller size of the Pacific Loon the chicks don't ride on their backs. That's also the reason they spend more time at the nest than the Common Loon. The chicks need more time to rest from all the swimming they have to do. Thank you to ConnieO for that information.


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