Rain and Nest Maintenance

It continues to be a very wet nesting season. The nest site has received about two and a half inches of new precipitation over the past week. Although the dam operator is doing a great job of maintaining a constant water level, the loons are taking no chances. They’ve managed to build the nest up at least another 3 or 4 inches above the height it was at nest initiation. On June 5th and today (June 7th) we see the male adding material to the nest while the female incubates the eggs.