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This loon sits on her second nest of eggs this season. Her earlier eggs were victims of predation. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

Amateurs Guide: For our loon, second time's the charm - twins

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She did it!

The loon on our bay of Lower Bottle Lake successfully birthed her second batch of eggs, twins.

They're pretty little at this late stage of the summer, so they will need to grow significantly or be left behind. They're still brown fluff balls. Her first nest of eggs was raided by a bald eagle, we think, that perches just above the loon nest on water's edge. I'll try to get pictures of the twins this weekend.

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Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers Hubbard County, courts and breaking news.

(218) 732-3364
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