Red-throated Loon on Upper Lake Mary
4 Apr 2018, 10:15 AM,
Red-throated Loon on Upper Lake Mary
Roger sleeper found a RTLO on the south end of upper Lake Mary this morning.  I'm looking at it now.
4 Apr 2018, 10:16 AM,
Red-throated Loon, Upper Mary
9:00 AM.   Very south end.  Tom has just found it.  Blurry photo on my eBird.
4 Apr 2018, 11:47 AM,
RE: Red-throated Loon, Upper Mary
Awesome find, Roger! Second county record, and the first was basically unchaseable (on the Colorado River above Lee's Ferry). Thanks to Tom L. and BB O. for sitting on the bird until I could see it!

Flagstaff, AZ
4 Apr 2018, 5:05 PM,
RE: Red-throated Loon on Upper Lake Mary
Difficult bird to photograph. Far away. Reflecting water.
Here's the best, and really only decent pix i got, as well as an outstretched wing shot.
Have others if there is a question about other body parts.
Also have some meh video.
4 Apr 2018, 5:21 PM,
RE: Red-throated Loon on Upper Lake Mary
Thoughts on whether this is a fist-summer bird, or an adult transitioning into breeding plumage?

4 Apr 2018, 8:41 PM,
RE: Red-throated Loon on Upper Lake Mary
Great find! This is an SY (second year bird), note the back pattern and especially the face/neck pattern showing a lot of gray blending which is typical of young birds. photos would welcome a submission ;-)

David Vander Pluym
5 Apr 2018, 11:08 AM,
RE: Red-throated Loon on Upper Lake Mary
It was present at 6:30 this morning between the island and the south shore.
6 Apr 2018, 4:10 PM,
RE: Red-throated Loon on Upper Lake Mary
Still there this afternoon (4/6), out in the middle of the bay south of the island.

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