Wow. If you haven't looked at the comments on the blog, check them out. Several viewers have shared detailed sightings of the loons, including copulation. Very exciting, and extremely rare to get to see! If anyone has pictures to post, that would be terrific for all that missed this action, including me.
The reports of geese sightings is not alarming, or unusual. They have nested in past years on the island (other end), as well, and their presence has not bothered the loons. Has anyone seen chicks with the geese? They usually have hatched by now.
In addition to a pond resident reporting that the banded female was spotted on the pond, they observed four loons together, this week, but no fights, so far. The frequent and somewhat routine nature of the loons appearing on camera and copulating, gives me hope for a nest attempt, soon.
I just scanned the area with the camera (8 am, 5/21) and didn't find anything. Please keep the great observations coming!