Red-throated Loon

Gavia stellata

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eBird Checklist S62131179
Lake Perris State Recreation Area
Riverside, California, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 33.8622, -117.1686 Map

Age
Not specified
Sex
Not specified
Behaviors
Breeding
Tags

Media notes

Observation details

Seen actively swimming and diving for small fish in Sail Cove. Many times, they were only 20 feet offshore, allowing for great views through binoculars and a spotting scope. Smaller than nearby Common and Pacific Loons. Heads held at a slight upward tilt. Dark top and head, white cheeks and surrounding the eyes. Dark back with white speckles, and clean white chin, throat and underparts. Note: both birds had white on the flanks (curiously like an Arctic Loon), but one of the birds had more extensive white flanks. Photos to follow.

Technical Information

Model
COOLPIX P900
f-stop
f/6.3
Focal length
250 mm
Shutter speed
1/400 sec
ISO
400
Flash
Flash did not fire, auto
Original file size
511KB
Dimensions
3021 x 2042

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