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.