I swung by Chocorua Lake the other day for a dip, which was wonderful as always. Then I heard it: The unmistakable call of a Loon, in mid-afternoon! Wow.

A bit of searching and I spotted the family of two adults with two chicks out in the middle of this peaceful lake.

They called periodically while I was there and seemed quite at home within earshot of busy Rt 16.

Stop n listen if you're in the neighborhood.