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#6235874 - 03/24/16 08:29 PM Bird ID
Elkhunter49 Offline
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Registered: 06/21/11
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Loc: Oak Harbor, Slidell La
Can anyone ID this crab eater that was in the slough behind my house this evening? Cell phone photo so it may be tough. He can dive for over 2 minutes and caught two crabs in the 10 or so minutes I watched him!!

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#6235884 - 03/24/16 08:35 PM Re: Bird ID [Re: Elkhunter49]
TexFlip Offline
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Loc: Chambers County
Loon?

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#6235887 - 03/24/16 08:39 PM Re: Bird ID [Re: Elkhunter49]
Elkhunter49 Offline
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Thats what I thought as well but he's twice the size of any loon I've ever seen. Color looks like a Loon thou. confused2


Edited by Elkhunter49 (03/24/16 08:48 PM)
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#6236336 - 03/25/16 11:22 AM Re: Bird ID [Re: Elkhunter49]
TonyinVA Offline
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Coloring looks like a red throated loon.

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#6236359 - 03/25/16 11:47 AM Re: Bird ID [Re: Elkhunter49]
Elkhunter49 Offline
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I think you guys are correct. He's a crab eating machine for sure!
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#6236373 - 03/25/16 12:12 PM Re: Bird ID [Re: Elkhunter49]
texasgal Offline
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Loc: NW Navarro County
Red-throated aren't typically found in Texas and they are small.

Probably a non-breeding Common Loon, which would be migrating through. And they are big.

Great find!

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#6236600 - 03/25/16 05:27 PM Re: Bird ID [Re: Elkhunter49]
Mr. Clean Offline
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Juvenile or younger "Common Loon."
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#6238648 - 03/28/16 02:47 AM Re: Bird ID [Re: Elkhunter49]
Kimber1911 Offline
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As always excellent photo buddy

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