This blog entry is a chronological update about the 2020 loon nests in Natural Lakes. The most recent information is at the top listed by date. For more information on Loons check on the Welcome Back Loons blog entry.
5/23/20 McCullough Nest Not Occupied
The McCullough loon pair on Lone Birch Island has not been spotted on the nest since Tuesday morning May 19th. The loons have been spotted in the area, east of the channel, but not on the nest. Please be LOON AWARE and watch for additional nests!
5/22/20 Nest on Osprey Narrows
A nesting loon was spotted in Osprey Narrows, the channel between Morton and McCullough Lakes. When leaving Beaver Lake, the nest is located about 100 yards east of the bridge that crosses the channel on Timber Wolf Road. The nest is in a grassy clump, on the right side of the channel, just past the wooded area where the channel widens into a marsh.
Please take precautions to very quietly and quickly pass through the area.
The loon was spotted leaving the nest when a pontoon passed by. Staying 200 feet away from the loon will be difficult in this situation. Please consider avoiding the area if at all possible. Reduced boat traffic will increase the chances of a successful loon chick hatch!