Last week, at a Maine beach, I photographed this bird who had just caught a crab. Who is this?
Leave your guess in the comments below. And be sure to check out the answer to last week’s tree quiz on the Quiz Answers page.
Yes indeed… Common Loon.
cormorant? not sure what kind though. how deep’s the water there, 15′ or so?
Rick: This bird was near the mouth of a river, not sure how deep the water was.
That sounds like a good transition area, between fresh and salt water. But, isn’t a loon’s head all black?
If he/she is an adult, and it’s between Mar-Oct (roughly), then yes, the head would be all black. But in winter plumage they have white throats.
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*I consider a Life Bird to be one who I am able to identify positively by eye or ear, for the first time.
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