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Old 09-16-2020, 08:34 AM   #8
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Location: Western Adirondacks
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I see and hear loons quite often at my new camp on a small no-motors allowed lake in the western Adirondacks. We have a nesting family each year. Lake residents respect and know not to chase or frighten them. As we are paddlers only, the loons do not dive or retreat when paddlers silently wander nearby, unlike the much more cautious loons I see on larger motorized lakes. My 4 yr old granddaughter went on her first canoe excursion this year, and was totally fascinated at seeing the loons and baby chicks swimming nearby. She can't wait to "go camping' (as she says) again.

When I moved there I was told that land owners contribute to pay for stocking of trout each year, which they say probably goes a long way to feeding the loons (and the otters which I have also seen).
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