They're back! As I walked my dog, Laker, this afternoon, I heard a loon calling. It was coming from the channel between Upper Gull and Spider Lake. I spotted my first loon of 2018 in the channel near Point Narrows. Ole and Lena have been seen swimming side by side in the channel entering Upper Gull and they have been inspecting their nesting platform. The lakes are still frozen, so for now the loons are limited to the open water in the channels.