Thursday, January 03, 2008

Red-throated Loon in Yamhill Co.

For a birder who keeps lists, a bird showing up in a "new" place sometimes requires a sacrifice. For me, this Red-throated Loon found yesterday by one of my fellow "listers" meant that I had to skip lunch today. It was worth it. As far as I know, this species has never before been recorded in Yamhill Co. How could I not chase it? Anyway, it is a handsome bird, and well worth chasing. I'm glad it waited for me to get there, but it seems to be feasting on the small fish in this pond, so the fisherfolk in the Sheridan area would probably prefer that it move on soon.


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