This week is an exciting one for anyone watching LPC's
Live Loon C
—hatch is expected to occur as early as tomorrow, June 20th! Although two eggs were laid in this nest, only one egg has been seen over the course of the past several weeks. The second egg may have been accidentally kicked out of the nest by the loons.
to see a video that shows the last time that both eggs were seen in the loon cam nest. Do you have any theories about what happened to egg #2?
I will be sure to alert you once the remaining egg pips (that is, once the first hole is seen forming). Pipping indicates that hatch is imminent
—usually, the chick hatches within 12-15 hours of when the pip is first seen. After the chick hatches, the loons will likely only stay around the nest for a few hours.
The YouTube chat will be open as often as possible over the course of the weekend, and biologists will be periodically logging on to answer the questions of viewers. We hope that you will tune in, as it is not very often that a hatch is able to be viewed so intimately!