Red-throated Loon adult nonbreeding 11/9/17

Yesterday I posted a juvenile Red-throated Loon, but pulling in to the parking lot at Seapoint today, this adult was dead ahead. There are a lot of them about at this time of year so if you’re not familiar with them, this is an excellent opportunity to find one. Unlike the drab gray throat, face, and neck of the juvenile, winter adults have white faces, throats, necks and undersides, with a speckled back and a thin pointy upturned bill.

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