Date: 8/5/17 8:56 pm
From: Roy Lowe <roy.loweiii...>
Subject: [obol] August Loons and Mergansers
This evening there were two Pacific loons in the Alsea Bay jaws. One of the birds was a white-headed immature loon in heavy wing molt and the other was mostly in alternate plumage except the back of the head was a white rather than gray as a full adult. Perhaps this is a transition from the white-headed plumage. There were also two ratty looking red-breasted merganser at the jaws. I’ve been seeing these mergansers since early July.

Photo of these birds are here https://www.flickr.com/photos/24707703@N06/albums/72157687235731845 <https://www.flickr.com/photos/24707703@N06/albums/72157687235731845>

Roy
 
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