A pair of nesting LOONS with one chick are on
Lake Armington this summer! They were first seen
around July 1 to everyone's great excitement.
Many boaters, swimmers, and camera folks are
naturally curious to see the loons, but often
get too close for the loon family's comfort.
Loons need their space for the chick to survive
Loons get stressed when we get too close and
show their stress by sounding their "tremolo"
alarm call (like "crazy laughter") and rearing
up flapping/splashing with their wings (they're
saying "go away").
What we can do to keep the LOONS safe
1. Get no closer than 150 feet to the loons.
They may move closer to you, but you should not
approach or follow them.
2. Be alert to loon "body language," alarm calls
and other signs of distress (see links to flyers
3. Use binoculars or your camera's zoom to view
loons up close.
4. Tell your renters, summer guests and family
members about respecting the loons.
5. Share the flyers or links below on this
Links to Loon facts from the
Loon Preservation Committee (in
Know your Water Birds
Loon Behavior Fact Sheet
You Can Help Loons
Attention Chick on Lake Armington (also posted
at Boat Launch)
Take Responsibility for your Lakes and Wildlife
(also posted at Boat Launch)
FYI, the Lake Armington Association is a
long-time member of the Loon Preservation
Committee (LPC), and lake residents have
participated in its annual loon count for many
years. Ken Settel and Linda Kline are the
present LPC contacts. Lynn DeMerchant is
coordinating loon-related communications.
LAA August Coffee Social is Saturday
August 26 10 am to 12 noon
Come to the LAA Coffee Social on Saturday August
26 at Polly Tafrate's cottage at 44 Sirecho
Shores Road 10 am to 12 noon. Stop in for a mix
of program updates, fun and socializing served
with coffee and treats.
Ice-Out Contest Winners announced at the
Annual Meeting on July 7 -
First Prize - Ruth Wellington
Second Prize - Joyce Tompkins
Third Prize - Polly Tafrate
Ice-Out was on May 1, 2018
at 5:17 am
Lake Armington Ice
Out Dates & Times since 2012
2018 - May 1 at 5:17 am
2017 - April 19 at 12:55:35 pm
2016 - March 20 at 9:46 am
2015 - April 28 at 2:36 pm
2014 - April 24 at 9:45 am
2013 - April 16 at 3:33 pm
2012 - March 22 at 5:58 pm