It is with a lot of sadness that I have to report that our loons have abandoned the eggs in their nest. I was not sure what happened so I emailed the loon society and here is her answer:  “My best guess about the eggs: the loons were off the nest for too long for some reason (human disturbance? Intruder loon? Eagle harassment?) and the eggs got too warm or too cold and they were lost.  Eggs will begin to smell if they are infertile and the adults will know not to go back on the nest.” We do know that the Eagles were around a lot and the boat traffic around the 4th is always crazy. So we will not have babies from this nest but there is another nest on the east end of the lake and hopefully that will be successful.