Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Broken Heart

*Just a note to those who read my bird blog, this is the same post that I have posted there today.


See the 2 beautiful Loon eggs in the nest above? It breaks my heart to know they will never hatch due to the unfortunate (and dare I say it - IDIOTIC) actions of a person who got too close to the nest. On the day I found the nest, I posted signs at the boat launch warning everyone and to please give the Loons their space. According to one resident on our lake, it was the first time in 30 years that the Loons had attempted to nest on our lake.

I found the nest last Sunday, came back to the cabin on Thursday and found no Loon parents. After investigating, I inadvertently found out who the culprit was who got too close (I'm pretty sure, but have to admit other factors go in to Loons abandoning the nest) and was just devastated. I admit, I went inside my cabin and cried. (I know Bird Girl will know how I feel, I still remember when her bluebird babies died.) My heart is completely broken...

23 comments:

Star said...

That's too bad Shelley. I know how you feel because things like that have happened to me too, not always as a result of people's actions either. Sometimes it's just nature in the raw.
Blessings, Star

bennie and patsy said...

So sorry this is a sad day for all of us.
Patsy

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

How sad.....

basketsnprims said...

How terribly sad and what a shame people have to do things like that.
hugs,
Pam

grammy said...

So sorry to hear that
how sad
and sad for you because you loved seeing the eggs and the anticipation of the babies...
I was looking forward to you pictures

Tammy ~ Country Girl at Home ~ said...

Oh Shelley, I'm so sorry about your loons! Some people! I can understand how upset you were!

Thank you for your wonderful words as we wait for Luke...it means alot!

Hugs,
Tammy

Jen said...

That Stinks!

itsJUSTme said...

Oh No!!! That is so heart breaking! I would have cried too.
A couple years ago a Killdeer built a nest right in the middle of our barn driveway!. Well... my hubby put flags all around it so no one would drive into it! And he would drive his truck around, in the grass just to avoid the nest. Isn't that sweet, coming from a guy?

Well hopefully the Loons will try again.

Rose Haven said...

Awwwwwwwwwwww Shelley...that's so sad. (((Hugs)))

SandyVTW said...

Darn it Shelley, that's too bad. Maybe those loon parents will pick another spot on your pretty lake next time.

Busy Bee Suz said...

I am so sorry to hear this Shelley. Maybe the Mama loon will try again.

Sandi Keene said...

NOOOOoooo! Oh Shelley, I am so sorry to hear this news.

George said...

I'm sorry to hear about the nest. Hopefully the parents will try again on your lake next year.

Charli and me said...

I am so sorry. I think all of us looked forward to seeing those baby loons. If someone did this on purpose shame on them.

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

Oh Shelley, I would've cried too. We had little swallows build a nest on our patio a few years back. We so enjoyed watching, but one day in the heat of summer, they all fell to their death. It broke our hearts. How thoughtless of that person.
Blessings,
Marcia

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh Shelley, I'm so very very sorry... It just brings tears to my eyes. I would have cried and cried also if I were in your shoes.

Are you sure the loons won't come back? What was it?a speed boat? A fisherman? Are you going to report it???? That is just horrible.

I know how much the loons mean to you.
Hugs,
Betsy

Dar said...

Shelley...so sad but sometimes nature is cruel but never as cruel as the thoughtlessness of over zealous humans, so eager to get a 'closer' look, that they do not think.
Maybe they will come back.
BlessYourSadHeart

Olde Tyme Marketplace said...

SO sad. Sometimes people just don't understand. Hopefully this post will send a message.
Beth

Powell River Books said...

How sad - we have loons on our lake but I've never seen a nest. It is like a floating island. - Margy

Just a little something from Judy said...

I am so sorry! I found myself looking forward to this first time adventure.

Rural Rambler said...

Shelley I am so sorry. We have had some sad nature things here too and it can really get to ya.

Marydon Ford said...

Good! posted on both sites... maybe whomever was the 'naughty' person will read this twice & behave their self from now on.

Have a beautiful day ~
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Monica@The White Bench said...

How sad, Shelley. I am always very careful with nests... it's such a shame people do not pay attention to Nature nowadays.
Monicaxxx.