On June 21, 2017

Loon family grows by one

KILLINGTON—The loons nesting on Kent Pond welcomed one baby, Wednesday, June 14, after a 28 day incubation period, according to Paul Holmes, a Killington resident and photographer has been watching from a distance and recording their activity.

“Wednesday evening it was clear that the chick had hatched since dad was regularly returning to the nest to offer food to the little one,“ Holmes reported. Adding “I expected the chick would leave the nest very soon. Chicks usually can leave their nest in 24-48 hours after hatching.” The next day, Thursday, June 15, at 7:15 a.m. the loon family was in fact out on the pond.

Photos by Paul Holmes

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