A pair of nesting LOONS with one chick have been
on Lake Armington this summer. They were first
seen around July 1 to everyone's great
Many boaters, swimmers, and camera folks have
been 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 grow to maturity and be ready for
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
approah or follow them.
2. Be alert to loon "body language," alarm calls
and other signs of distress.
3. Use binoculars or you camera's zoom to view
loons up close.
4. Tell your renters, summer guests and family
5. Look for Loon Facts from the
Loon Preservation Committee (in
s, email or phone numbers
changed since last year?
FYI, the Lake Armington Association is a
long-time member of the Loon Preservation
Committee (LPC), and lake residents have
partiipated 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.
Ice-Out Contest Winners 2018 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
Thank you Carlos Manrique and Todd Langley for
running the Ice-Out Contest again this year!
Lake Armington Ice-Out Dates & Times
2018 - May 1 at 5:17 am
2017 - April 19 at 12:55 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