Can you believe tomorrow is the 4th of July? The month of June seemed to fly by and we are now in the height of our field season. In case you missed the news in the last e-newsletter, two chicks hatched on our live webcam! It was just like you read in a textbook, the first chick hatched in the early morning hours of June 21 and the second one hatched a day later. The suspense started to build, though, when the female loon did not return to the nest that day to meet her newest chick. The male took both chicks to the edge of the ropeline, giving them a few snacks, as they waited for "mom" to return.