I have enjoyed the last few years checking on the loons that frequent a lake near my house. Last weekend I took the kayak out to check on them and the baby is growing up nicely! I watched as it was learning how to dive, only staying under for a few seconds before coming back up to the safety of the parents. I also witnessed one of the parents aggressively chase off a couple of bald eagles that got a little too close for comfort. After that, I guess they decided I was of no threat and came very close to me, swimming around the kayak, and generally not even worrying about what I was doing. Always a treat to see them return year after year!