Tuesday, May 15, 2007

LIVE Loon Footage

This year I know of two loon camera projects to film the incubation and hatching of loon eggs. One is through the Conserve School and is done as a class project, and the other is being coordinated by Larry Backland. Larry's website features the camera, which anyone can view.

Incubation usually takes 26-31 days. You may see the loon rotating the eggs, the male and female switching from feeding to egg sitting, and may even observe the origins of the word loon, from the Scandinavian word lumme, meaning clumsy, as the loon awkwardly maneuvers on land.