[wisb] Re: Pacific Loon Rock Lake Jefferson County 4 20 2012, some images

Thanks for all the responses on this Loon, I am convinced it is a Common
Loon now with all the feed back. The head on this loon obviously looks
blocky, that is a key point to bring up along with others in the responses.
Good luck birding,

Jim Edlhuber
Town of Genesee Wauk Co



On Sat, Apr 21, 2012 at 8:08 AM, Cynthia Bridge
<cynthiabridge@xxxxxxxxxxx>wrote:

> Peter Bridge and myself studied multiple loons on Rock Lake from 5:30-7:30
> pm yesterday with Aaron Stutz joining us for the last hour. We could not
> find any loons that were convincingly Pacific.
>
> Cynthia Bridge
> Fort Atkinson, Jefferson Co.
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On Apr 21, 2012, at 7:32 AM, "Korducki" <korducki@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
> > Jim, based mainly on the last 2 larger images I would say that it is
> > definitely a Common Loon.  The head has a noticeable bump and is not
> smooth
> > like a Pacific Loon.  The head and bill are also quite large.  Pacific
> > should be small headed and have a thinner bill.  This bird shows a big,
> > blocky headed appearance.  Also the eye is encircled by white.  A Pacific
> > has dark feathering all around and below the eye.  This is an excellent
> > point to separate the two species.  The image of the Barn Swallow is
> > unique-it looks like a shearwater at that angle.  Thanks for sharing the
> > photos.  This can be a tricky species to ID at a distance especially when
> > they are actively feeding and diving.
> >
> > Mark Korducki, New Berlin
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Jim Edlhuber" <jimedlhuber@xxxxxxxxx>
> > To: "wisbirdn" <wisbirdn@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > Sent: Friday, April 20, 2012 10:19 PM
> > Subject: [wisb] Pacific Loon Rock Lake Jefferson County 4 20 2012, some
> > images
> >
> >
> >> Greetings,
> >>
> >>
> >> After reading Karen's ALERT post of the Pacific Loon on Rock Lake in
> >> Jefferson Co I thought I would give it a shot. I spent 2 hours looking
> for
> >> this loon 3-5 pm, and after 1 1/2 hours I located it on the southwest
> >> corner of the lake. I spotted the loon from Bartels Beach on the east
> side
> >> of the lake. It was a long shot literally. After locating it for a brief
> >> moment it seemed to have disappeared. I got a few long shot images to
> >> share. Correct me if I am wrong on the ID. This would be another life
> bird
> >> for me if the ID is correct with my images. Thanks Karen for the post!
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> Link to the images below:
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> https://picasaweb.google.com/109038919513758014473/PacificLoonRockLakeJeffersonCo4202012
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> Thanks and good birding!
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> Jim Edlhuber
> >>
> >> Town of Genesee, Waukesha Co
> >>
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