Naturalist Emily Stone of the Cable Museum recent online essay recites how heavy boat traffic can result in boat wakes that wash loon eggs out of the nest.  People throw fireworks into a lake sometimes detonating underwater deafening a swimming loon.  Young bald eagles learn to fly in early July.  Wildlife rehab centers receive young bald eagles who were scared out of their nest by nearby loud fireworks and fell to the ground at night getting injured or worse.  You can read Emily Stone’s full essay about the natural and manmade dangers to loons and eagles here: