Loon Nest Failed

The loon nest on Loon Island in Austin’s Bay has been abandoned. The loons gave up yesterday. there is no sign of eggs and the nest is underwater. Not sure if the failure is just the rising lake level due to all the rain or boat traffic. Most people were respectful of the nest. 
Birds Studies Canada recommends an artificial nest platform after 5 unsuccessful years. I propose the association purchase the materials and maybe hire a couple of students to build 2 platforms. Seems like a good use of association money, we all like the loons. 
here is a link to a recommended platform. https://www.birdscanada.org/download/CLLSloonplatform.pdf

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