I refound the Arctic Loon today in Monterey Harbor in the same place off
Wharf #2. I don't think the bird has been seen despite many tries since 27
Feb. The bird is still in juvenile plumage (as far as I can tell), and
shows no signs of molt. I didn't have my real camera with me at the time,
but the bird was quite close, and I was able to get some documentation
shots with my point-and-shoot.
The bird is apparently much less reliable than it was before, but it is
still around, so keep looking if you've missed it before. Not sure where it
goes when it's not in the harbor, but when it is in the harbor is is
generally feeding very actively between Wharf #2 and Fisherman's Wharf.
I've got my fingers crossed that it will stay the summer, but we'll see.
*Brian L. Sullivan
eBird/AKN Project Leader *
Birds of North America Online
North American Birds
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