Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
JohnVidal, Huntin24, rgrx1276, Martin Pazdera, roshraj
61999 Registered Users
Top Posters
dogcatcher 81849
stxranchman 52092
RWH24 44568
rifleman 44192
BOBO the Clown 42272
BMD 40617
bill oxner 38691
Big Orn 37484
txshntr 34380
sig226fan (Rguns.com) 31250
facebook
Forum Stats
61999 Members
46 Forums
430282 Topics
5931398 Posts

Max Online: 16728 @ 03/25/12 08:51 AM
Topic Options
#6235874 - 03/24/16 08:29 PM Bird ID
Elkhunter49 Online   content
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 06/21/11
Posts: 3930
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!!

_________________________
A true friend reaches for your hand but touches your heart.

Top
#6235884 - 03/24/16 08:35 PM Re: Bird ID [Re: Elkhunter49]
TexFlip Online   content
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 08/18/12
Posts: 9684
Loc: Chambers County
Loon?

Top
#6235887 - 03/24/16 08:39 PM Re: Bird ID [Re: Elkhunter49]
Elkhunter49 Online   content
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 06/21/11
Posts: 3930
Loc: Oak Harbor, Slidell La
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)
_________________________
A true friend reaches for your hand but touches your heart.

Top
#6236336 - 03/25/16 11:22 AM Re: Bird ID [Re: Elkhunter49]
TonyinVA Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 03/24/14
Posts: 1967
Loc: Virginia, USA
Coloring looks like a red throated loon.

Top
#6236359 - 03/25/16 11:47 AM Re: Bird ID [Re: Elkhunter49]
Elkhunter49 Online   content
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 06/21/11
Posts: 3930
Loc: Oak Harbor, Slidell La
I think you guys are correct. He's a crab eating machine for sure!
_________________________
A true friend reaches for your hand but touches your heart.

Top
#6236373 - 03/25/16 12:12 PM Re: Bird ID [Re: Elkhunter49]
texasgal Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 07/17/05
Posts: 440
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!

Top
#6236600 - 03/25/16 05:27 PM Re: Bird ID [Re: Elkhunter49]
Mr. Clean Offline
THF Celebrity

Registered: 07/27/06
Posts: 18916
Loc: Corinth, TX
Juvenile or younger "Common Loon."
_________________________

THANK A SOLDIER TODAY!

Top
#6238648 - 03/28/16 02:47 AM Re: Bird ID [Re: Elkhunter49]
Kimber1911 Offline
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 03/06/11
Posts: 2744
Loc: Hill Country
As always excellent photo buddy

Top



© 2004-2016 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide