Date: 11/16/18 10:23 pm
From: Monacell, Peter L. <plmonacell...>
Subject: Red-throated Loon at Smithville Lake
I observed a juvenile Red-throated Loon at Smithville Lake this afternoon. It was swimming east of the dam and behind the visitorís center. At times it seemed to associate with a (significantly larger) Common Loon, and it even wove in and out of a raft of Common Mergansers that were comparable to it in size. The Red-throated Loon was still in the area when I left at dusk. Thanks to those who consulted with me on this bird today; Iím grateful to have the opportunity to get better at this thing I love to do so much. Photos and a little video here:

Good birding everyone,

Pete Monacell,
Jefferson City

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