Our first fishing trip of the summer at last! In a backwater just east of our cabin was a nesting loon.
Thursday afternoon; chick one is out of the nest. One adult takes junior for a swim while the other stays on the nest:
Junior returns to the nest(we think, couldn't see for sure), and the adults swap places:
Early Friday morning, both chick are out:
They venture out into the big waters a couple times during the day, but stay close to the nest.
By late afternoon they leave the nesting area for the main lake, and we haven't seen them return.