Loon Chicks!

Yesterday evening our first chick hatched. We arrived at our viewing spot at 7:45 pm to the distinctive coos of the mother Loon and we knew there had to be a chick. A very dark photo proved us right.

Flora and Fauna

This time of year, loon activity is slow with one parent on the nest at a time, occasionally rolling the eggs they are incubating.

A Second Egg!

Our Loons laid their second egg overnight on May 20-21. For a few days the Loons seemed to be very preoccupied with another pair being on the lake. Now they appear to be relaxed and...
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Nesting and First Egg!

Spring is here! The Loons have returned and so have Jen and Jon, eager to welcome a new season. The Loons laid their first egg on May 18th. As of 3 pm today, May 20th, there is still just one egg.

Ice Out!!

The folks down at Marshall's Garage have declared Ice Out to be April 20, 2019.

A Goodbye To Loons…For Now

November is here and that means both mom and Precious Kittie will be leaving the lake soon and heading, separately, to the Gulf of Maine.

Pleasant Lake Migrant Birds

With the onset of colder temperatures we are seeing the tail end of migration on and around Pleasant Lake.   We have had a few unusual visitors stopping by. A flock of seven Bufflehead.  They are a tiny duck on their way to their wintering grounds on open bays, reservoirs and lakes in southern United States.

Pleasant Lake Natural Beauty

As the water level drops and activity on Pleasant Lake declines, we take some time to explore the Fall nearby. The view of our lake from Mt Kearsarge is always a treat, even on a hazy day. Up close, the colors remain spectacular and mushrooms are still popping up, even in a patch of lichens near the summit of Kearsarge.

Fall falls on Pleasant Lake

Fall on Pleasant Lake is a mix of misty cold days and explosions of Fall color in  Turtle Cove.  The lake level is being dropped around 4.5 feet for dam repair. It is all ready down over 3 feet which has exposed a lot of shallow lake bottom, including almost all of Turtle Cove.

Fall Activity on the Lake

As Pleasant Lake turns toward the Fall, we have good news for the merganser family. All four chicks are looking healthy and still with their mother. They have been exercising their wings and taking short flights around the lake. Precious Kittie has also been practicing flying and is spending more time alone.

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