Monday, May 5, 2014

May 4, 2014: Loons

Only for the second time (first, last November) I observed a Red-throated Loon at the Park.  The winter-plumaged individual was found on the north lake on the 29th, in the company of 7 Common Loons (1 winter-plumaged & 6 breeding-plumaged).  The Red-throated Loon is smaller than the Common Loon.  This digiscoped photograph also shows the smaller, rounded head and the thinner bill held at a slight upward angle.  An adult Common Loon is in the background. 4/29/14 (Wolf. Oesterreich)

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