Many thanks to John Cooley, senior biologist at Loon Preservation Committee (LPC), for giving up 3 hours of his personal time on Friday afternoon to help us rescue our little Merganser chick.
LPC provides the Sunapee region, including Pleasant Lake, with a field biologist every summer who checks on our loons and tests the egg shell fragments for Mercury and other pollutants that may be affecting our Lake and other wildlife. They have banded some of our Loons including our adult male in 2010. Our female was originally banded on Squam Lake in 2001 and re-banded on Pleasant Lake in 2010.
Below is a link to the LPC website for more information on them and what they do. We couldn’t have done this without their help!