We had a pair of loons produce two chicks. They nested in a swamp near Point of Pines and avoided predation of their nest and were good parents. The two chicks may help keep loons in NH.
The loon pair nested late, in June, and their chicks hatched in July. This seems to be the norm, according to the Loon Center, for bigger lakes. This may be because the bigger lakes freeze later so the chicks can fly before the lake freezes.
Here, you have the adult flapping wings and the “kid” is doing the same. (I will say that this is a pretty neat picture I got but with a “long” lens and a great camera, you don’t have to be close to take a picture and with “motor” drive, you get a lot of bad shots but some good ones.) There are quite a few people who “claim” these loons but the entire lake has enjoyed their presence. We hope for more chicks next year.