The pair of Common Loons that nest on our lake are very territorial. They chase away any other loons that show up during the nesting season. Now that their baby has hatched and is getting larger, the resident loons are much more relaxed. We often have other loons visiting the lake, usually in the morning. These might be birds whose nesting attempts have failed and they don’t have parenting duties, or they might just like fishing on our lake. Here is a group of seven adults that were peacefully co-existing one recent morning.