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#6235874 - 03/24/16 08:29 PM Bird ID
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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]
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Loon?
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#6235887 - 03/24/16 08:39 PM Re: Bird ID [Re: Elkhunter49]
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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


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#6236336 - 03/25/16 11:22 AM Re: Bird ID [Re: Elkhunter49]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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As always excellent photo buddy

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