Our loon chick is doing well and spending more time diving and testing its wings. Its parents spend more time apart looking for food. Merganser female now has only 5 chicks (down from original 7) and we caught her moving them away from a diving loon in the evening.
We are very sad to have to report that one of the Loon chicks has been lost. We don't know if it became weak for some reason or if maybe its sibling ostracized it or what the reason could be. On Friday evening we saw the chick separated from its family but then rejoined it.