[CT Birds] Red-Breasted?: Need help with ID

Arthur Shippee ashippee at snet.net
Fri Dec 2 12:49:01 EST 2011


Red-Breasted, no?, given the lack of white on neck, and perhaps the double barring on wings?  

So I'd say from Sibley & the new Stokes photos, not from 1st hand experience.
On Dec 2, 2011, at 10:08 AM, Michael Richardson wrote:

> Looking for help with an ID.  My best guess is a pair of female common
> mergansers, or possibly red-breasted mergansers.  Taken 12/01/2011 at
> Stratford Point, near the lighthouse:
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> http://bit.ly/tOOEgs
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> URL has been shortened using bit.ly because the mailing list truncated it
> last time.  
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> The full URL is:
> http://www.connecticutwilderness.com/index.php?option=com_content
> <http://www.connecticutwilderness.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=arti
> cle&id=274&urlcode=03&imagelink=unknown_merganser_12-01-2011_STRATP_01>
> &view=article&id=274&urlcode=03&imagelink=unknown_merganser_12-01-2011_STRAT
> P_01
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> Thanks,
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> Michael Richardson, Norwalk
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