Maine Photographer Chronicles Loon Family
Maine resident and photographer Roger Stevens resides in Lincoln but lately Roger has been spending a lot of time at Mattanawcook Lake making some new friends.
Roger from Maine Focus Photography tells me that one of the eggs was not viable and no baby came. The loon pair seemed disappointed. Still thank goodness for our happy and healthy baby. Loons are so beloved in Maine we can always welcome another. Loons are so fascinating. According to the Maine Cooperative Extension:
Both parents sat on this egg and both will care for him for about three months. This baby will be swimming within a day of being born and will start diving in around a week. And when ever they can they'll do what we loon lovers love to see, they hitch a ride on their parents backs. In eleven or twelve weeks this baby will fish and fly on his own. At the end of this summer his parents will go their own ways for the winter but will pair up again in the spring. And who can blame them when you make such adorable babies.