Date: 9/30/19 4:12 pm From: Beverly Wolf <Bev_Wolf...> Subject: [birders] bird ID
I am currently camping on Indian Lake near Manistique. About 300 yards off of the shore I spotted a common loon (picture attached). Although the picture is terrible - rain, fog, and higher ISO - I do know it is a common loon. I then spotted another bird about 100 yards from the first. The second bird appeared from a distance to be a loon - but noticeably larger than the first. Again, I took a picture at 300mm (same as the first). Although it has characteristics that are loon-like, I'm thrown by the dark neck that blends from the face down into the breast. Also, the second one is definitely browner than black. Is this a juvenile loon, or something other than a common loon? Thanks for satiating my curiosity (if there's enough detail in the pictures).