[Tweeters] Red-throated Loon in Freshwater Off Breeding Ground?
russkope at gmail.com
Sun Nov 3 05:21:22 PST 2013
Hi Vincent, Tweeters,
We get a few anually in winter up the Columbia River at least as far as
On Sat, Nov 2, 2013 at 11:31 PM, Vincent Lucas <vincentlucas5 at gmail.com>wrote:
> Perhaps this is nothing new to WA birders but it is to me. I know that
> Red-throated Loons breed on freshwater lakes in the Arctic but until a few
> weeks ago, I’ve never seen one one a presumably freshwater river in
> migration. On 10/22/13, I photographed this juvenile RTLO on the Wa’atch
> River in Neah Bay, Clallam Co. The area was at the eastern end of the
> river. I assume that part of the river is freshwater or is it brackish? I
> read where RTLOs prefer saltwater when not breeding so is this unusual to
> see one in freshwater or brackish water? I’m grateful for any input.
> Thanks. Here’s the link to the photo.
> Vincent Lucas
> Sequim, WA
> vincentlucas5 at gmail.com
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