[CT Birds] question about loons! Help!
krisjohnson99 at snet.net
Fri Jul 10 17:57:47 EDT 2009
Was anyone on the moraine trail at Hammo this afternoon? Between 3:00 and 4:00 this afternoon I was out on the cedar Island observation deck at the end of that trail looking over toward the beach and rocks at the end of the moraine trail and I saw three very large loons swimming past the rocks in the water. Looking through my scope I could see their bills were very light colored, their throats were white and they had a darkish band like a smudge on their upper back in the neck area, but altogether they weren't very dark just a lightish gray/brown. I looked at my small Sibley there and thought they were first summer common loons, but the bill color was so light I wasn't sure. I'm now looking at my big Sibley here at home and want to turn them into Yellow Billed Loons which I know is probably most improbable or even impossible. Help, would three common loons be together now? Anyone else with input? Kris Johnson
More information about the CTBirds