[Tweeters] Strange Loon

Dianna Moore dlmoor2 at coastaccess.com
Fri Nov 15 15:55:10 PST 2013


Re: strange loon....On Pg. 84 of the Crossley ID Guide (Eastern Birds...but
we have a lot of the same birds out here!) is your bird...exactly, just
facing left instead of right....juv. common loon.

Nice photo!

Dianna Moore
Ocean Shores


On Fri, Nov 15, 2013 at 3:44 PM, Keith Carlson <kec201814 at cableone.net>wrote:


> I saw and photographed this loon on 11 Nov on the Clearwater River and

> posted the sighting and photo on InlandNW-birder.

> The more I look at the photo, the more uncertain I get as to what exactly

> this is.

> My original thought was the obvious- juvenile Common Loon, the expected

> bird here

>

> The heavily marked back and light colored bill are unusual.

>

> http://www.flickr.com/photos/birddog/10808457645/

>

> Any thoughts are welcome.

>

> Keith E. Carlson

> Lewiston

>

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