As I reported in my last newsletter, I had a chance to spend time filming in Maine’s Acadia National Park and vicinity for the Cornell Lab of Ornithology this summer. Besides peregrine falcons, the other primary focus was to document breeding pairs of loons and their chicks. This was a partnership with the Somes-Meynell Wildlife Sanctuary [www.somesmeynell.org] who not only allowed us to film on their private reserve near the park, but also helped guide us to good locations for filming other pairs of loons on territories all over Mt. Desert Island, so a huge thanks goes out to Billy Helprin of Somes-Meynell.
Our video for the Cornell Lab is currently in production, but in the mean time, I’d like to share a few images. Loons are an iconic species of the North, and a true indicator of a healthy environment, and it was a pleasure to spend time with them. A real highlight was being able to see chicks from hatching through several weeks of age, and document their rapid growth and development. Enjoy!