Loons,20 turkeys,sharp-shinned hawk or a cooper’s hawk,double-crested cormorants.

Common loon/osprey.

BC Nests of 2021

As a Nestwatch contributor I have built several nestboxes for Mountain Bluebirds, Tree Swallows and Kestrels. These are fun and great for monitoring but the wild nests always feel more special when I find them.

Common Loon on her nest.

Every summer a pair of Common Loons nest on the small lake where I live. I find great joy in watching them raise their family from my kayak.

First Trip

Picture take from our canoe, at a cottage in Quebec. This was the loon’s first foray onto the lake. Previously had paddled in a sheltered, reed hidden nest.

Note this is submitted in the category of CUTEST BABY in your nestwatch contest

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Cornell Lab of Ornithology