Re: [CALBIRDS] Arctic Loon continues in Humboldt Co. 14 Feb. 2008
- Just to add a few things to Rob email.
Bring a 40-60 power scope to view this bird. You'd have to be lucky to
catch it closer than a mile away.
I threw together a quick map for those who are interested.
There are no motor-boat allowed on this body of water.
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Rob Fowler wrote:
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> Hi all,
> The Arctic Loon was seen by many observers this afternoon at around
> 1245-1330. Once again the bird was seen from the visitors center
> pullout at
> Stone Lagoon. Today we had the bird to the northwest of the pullout,
> towards the northern edge of the lagoon. It spent most of it's time
> the first 2 distinct points that you can see with just your eyes looking
> along the northern shoreline. Once again it was diving actively and
> was hard
> to keep up with but persistence payed off and all who were present got
> satisfactory looks.
> Moral of the story: You might have to expect to spend HOURS scoping
> for this
> bird. When you see it you WILL know that it's an Arctic Loon! It is the
> darkest overall of all the loons present on the lagoon and constantly
> the white flank patches. Persistence will pay off and, of course, just
> dumb look might work, also. Persistence, though, will more likely produce
> you an Arctic Loon for you here.
> Good luck,
> Rob Fowler
> Arcata, CA
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