Tech Support and I have lived in our current house for four years now. Every summer, we’ve watched (presumably) the same pair of loons swimming around on the lake out back, but we’ve never seen evidence of successful reproduction. We were starting to think that baby loons didn’t actually exist, and that adults sprung fully formed from their parent’s thoughts. Kind of like the Greek goddess Athena.
Then yesterday, an odd-looking, fuzzy brown bird paddled past our shore, and suddenly a parent loon popped back up to the surface right next to it.
Baby loons: no longer mythological.
In related news, author-friend Marie Powell has a new children’s book coming out this summer, on baby ostriches. For more info, check out her post!
What about you? Any baby bird sightings where you are?