Loon chicks hatch on Lake Dunmore
SALISBURY, Vt. (WCAX) - A pair of loon chicks hatched out on Lake Dunmore.
Mike Korkuc, who WCAX News featured as a Super Senior earlier this month says the chicks hatched at 4:45 p.m. Tuesday. He monitors the area and makes sure people keep a safe distance, as well as snapping photos of the birds.
He says the next time these chicks will swim back to shore is in about five years when they reach breeding age. The chicks will likely stay close to shore for a couple of days and then make their way to a large cove south of Sucker Brook. The chicks will likely be on their own, once the male leaves in mid-September and the mama bird leaves in October.
Then the chicks will swim out of state, return and continue the cycle.
Copyright 2022 WCAX. All rights reserved.