Want to see a loon chick? Here is your chance
MOULTONBOROUGH, N.H. (AP) — A webcam will live stream the hatching of loon chicks on a lake in New Hampshire.
The Loon Preservation Committee’s webcam has been streaming since the first egg was laid on May 21. The chicks are expected to hatch as soon as Saturday, since a pair of loons will incubate their eggs for 28 days. Viewers from 141 countries and every state have tuned in to watch — with as many as 7,000 views a day. The stream on Friday showed a loon sitting on the nest, getting up several times to reveal two brown eggs.
The Committee’s nearly 1,500 members monitor and work to protect the nearly 300 pairs of loons statewide. That number is three times what it was 40 years ago, but half the historic levels.