Taking A Break
This is my last day in the office, and the confines of a desk chair and computer, until Monday, July 16. Hallelujah!! Tomorrow we're closed for the holiday, Thursday & Friday I'll be in the field, and then I'm on vacation for a week.
If you haven't already seen it, be sure to check out BRI's most recent paper about common loon rafts, just published in June issue of the Journal Of Wildlife Management. We have it posted on our website. Look on our homepage under "what's new." Why we all wait for the loons to do something to interest us, this is great reading for anyone that loves loons.
Speaking of the LOONS, historical records of typical nest periods for loons in New England would indicate that we've reached the end of the traditional nesting period. Leaving a healthy margin of error for the unpredictability of wildlife, we'll give them until sometime the week of July 16. If nothing happens between now and then, we'll remove the system from the field.
Thanks to all that have continued to keep watch, and blog what little they have seen. It may seem unimportant, but it all contributes to the research and conservation involving loons. It's the magic of the loon cam - we're all learning together.
I hope everyone has a great 4th of July!