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Loon Nest Raft
This spring Trish and Jim Bogenrief constructed a repacement Loon Nest Raft for one that had fallen into disrepair. Loons often have a difficult time nurturing thier young into adulthood to join the flock here on Deer Lake. One of the biggest problems in finding a nest that is protected from other animals, water turbulence and human curiosity. Below is their story and some pictures.
First photos by Trish Bogenrief, last photo by Laura Meester
We do ask that people stay well away from these nesting locations until the end of June when the babies are born and old enough to get out of the way. Many baby loons who actually make it through egg predators, wind and water dangers, and finally large fish who like to eat loon babies, only to be caught in a boat prop. As we know all of you love loons as much as we do, and think of them as a major addition to the beauty of our lake, so that you will be on the lookout for these neighbors and their babies while you are on the water.
Jim and Trish Bogenrief, Bonnie Point
Here is a website with more information on Loon Nests: