Monday, May 19, 2014

Pacific Loon back on May 14?? (Pelee)

Back on May 14th (at the tip of Pelee) I had two small loons fly past (to the south) of the point. All I had were binoculars and my 300mm lens (on my camera) - not the best gear for a flyby loon!

Anyways, I snapped a few photos - and just looked at them recently. I'm thinking it looks rather Pacific-ish!

Full res - all images together

1st basic/alternate

Let me know what you think!


I hope to do some patch/condo birding over the next few days while I go back to work - that should provide some birding updates!

As for weather, Wednesday is looking pretty sweet - but not much that's really flashy otherwise...

Overnight Tues-Weds! 

Good for rares!

Late May is a superb time for serious rarities - but I think most of us just don't care anymore (had our fill - and now birds have more places to hide with the leaves) - but you could be rewarded if you get out and look!

(activity also dies earlier on hot days - so going to a place like Pelee full-time can be dull)

(Right time of year for these beauties) 


  1. RTLO, either a first summer bird or an adult moulting into alternate plumage.

    1. That seems to be the consensus. Thanks for the reply!

  2. I agree that the loon looks like a Red-throated.