[CT Birds] New Haven Loon??

paul wolter pwolter6 at earthlink.net
Thu Jan 12 18:32:05 EST 2012

1/12/12 New Haven harbor behind Leon's restaurant this evening 4.15-4.45 pm. Observed a peculiar Loon in the cove just south of the restaurant. Fast swimmer with few dives, and often calling (but could not hear given the traffic). Size was more like a Red-throated loon as was the bill. Neck was completely dark for top half with sharp horiszontal cut off, below that white at the front and dark at back separated by a clean vertical line. No z shape like a Common Loon. Breast above water line showed some faint black stripes like a common loon's breeding plumage. White face below the eye with faint white eye-arcs. Have some poor photos. Maybe worth checking out in the morning

Paul Wolter

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