Coffee Pond

Casco, CUMBERLAND, Maine
MIDAS 3390

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Coffee Pond_3390_Kim Bennett_Loons

Photo credit Kim Bennett kayakinginmaine.blogspot.com/

Coffee Pond_3390_Kim Bennett_Loons

Photo credit Kim Bennett kayakinginmaine.blogspot.com/

Coffee Pond_3390_Kim Bennett

Photo credit Kim Bennett kayakinginmaine.blogspot.com/

Coffee Pond_3390_Kim Bennett_Loons

Photo credit Kim Bennett kayakinginmaine.blogspot.com/

Coffee Pond_3390_Robert King_Loons in a Territorial Dispute

Robert King's Blog This is the "Penguin Dance". "One of these loons is a parent of the two chicks and it is confronting the other loon, which is intruding into the nesting pair's nesting territory. Loon chicks are susceptible to predation and attacks by other loons intruding into the nesting territory. The intruding loon here is probably the loon in the foreground. Sometimes the intruding loon cooperates and can easily be escorted out of the area by the parents. However, here we see there is a conflict. The intruder will be forced to leave the area that the nesting pair considers to be their nesting territory. I have many other images of this conflict but I just discovered that my dock is malfunctioning. To access the other images I must order a new doc on Monday. Loons have acute long-distance hearing and eyesight; they are able to detect an approaching loon long before I even have a clue that something is about to happen. At the outset of this confrontation, the two parents very quickly "stashed" their two chicks, probably along the Coffee Pond shoreline." ~Robert King






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