Ossipee — June 14, 2017 — For the past three weeks, the Loon Preservation Committee of Moultonborough has used a webcam to document a pair of nesting loons at a central New Hampshire lake. The expected hatch date is this weekend, based on the average expected incubation time of 28 days. That said, incubation times vary, so the date could be a few days sooner or later.
The live stream, which is available here, has been seen in 141 countries, with the nesting pair garnering more than 7,000 views daily, according to the non-profit organization. Once the eggs hatch, which usually occurs 12-24 hours apart, the loon family will take to the water and will not likely return to the nest site this year.
In addition to its live webcam, the The Loon Preservation Committee has posted more than 50 video clips on its YouTube channel, which will be hosted daily at noon starting on Thursday, June 15, to answer questions.