2015 Loons on the St Croix Flowage

common loon

Common loon – image from Northland College Loon Watch program

2015 Loons

The spring of 2015 was a good one for the loons on the Gordon/St. Croix Flowage. They were able to sort themselves out, choosing mates and territories. By June, seven chicks were observed. Four were with pairs where the river channel enters the Flowage, two were in Chicago Bay and one was seen in the area up from the Dam. One of the pairs in the river channel lost a chick early in the season, but the others were observed into August. The one by the Dam was not seen in September, and only two could be seen in the Main Basin, by the end of the summer, so it is uncertain as to the final outcomes. The pair of chicks in the area of Chicago Bay was seen often and were adult size by the end of the summer. If the chicks survive through the summer and reach adult size, the chance of migration is good, and although there is no accurate observation, we hope the GSCFA loons fared well and are “vacationing” in the south for the winter.

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Jean Hedren, Your Northwest Wisconsin Realtor. Specializing in up-north lake homes, cabins, and waterfront real estate. Serving the real estate needs of northern Wisconsin buyers and sellers in Barnes, Solon Springs, Lake Nebagamon, Gordon, Wascott, Minong, Trego, Spooner, Hayward, Webb Lake, and beyond. I’ll be glad to help you find the lake place that’s right for you; some of my favorite NW WI lakes include the Eau Claire Chain of Lakes, Nelson Lake, Lake Minnesuing, Lake Nebagamon, Upper Saint Croix Lake, Whitefish Lake, the Minong Flowage, Gilmore Lake, Kimball Lake, Nancy Lake, Bond Lake, Leader Lake, Big Bass Lake, the McKenzie Lakes, Horseshoe Lake, and Webb Lake. To learn more about the cabins and lake homes for sale in northwest Wisconsin, give me a call at 218-590-6634. Or, you can reach me at jeanhedren@edinarealty.com.
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