[CT Birds] PACIFIC LOON!! Quassy

David Tripp jr dtrippjr at comcast.net
Tue Nov 10 11:24:15 EST 2009

Bird still present 11:25.

Dave Tripp
Julian Hough

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On Nov 10, 2009, at 11:09 AM, greg hanisek <ctgregh at yahoo.com> wrote:

>> From Greg Hanisek
> 11/10 Middlebury, L. Quassapaug - PACIFIC LOON found this morning;  
> there is no true public access to the lake, but the place where I  
> first saw it, the Sandy Beach Club, is fairly accessible. From Rt 64  
> in Middlebury, heading W, turn N (right) on Tranquility Road (the  
> spot that had the Red-headed Woodpecker); continue more than a mile  
> to Sandy Beach Road and make a left; follow the road to the Sandy  
> Beach Club, where a large portion of the lake can bee seen from  
> OUTSIDE the club fence. DO NOT GO INTO THE CLUB GROUNDS unless  
> there's someone present who can give permission; the bird was very  
> active and working the area visible from the club; telescope needed;  
> there are also private areas on Rt 64 that are accessible but I  
> don't feel I can identify them on a public forum.
> I believe the bird is a juvenile, based on extensive pale edging to  
> the back feathers, but age needs to be confirmed. The bird has been  
> very active, swimming, diving and covering a lot of ground, back and  
> forth. There are no other loons on the lake. There's one L-t Duck  
> and a bunch of gulls.
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