Yes, that is defineitely a loon.
Pieter van Loon (pronounced loan, not looon, by the by)
On Sun, 1 Jan 2012 17:57:40 -0500, Merrie Perron <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I'm not very good with birds in the water. Saw this on our First Day Hike in
> Ferrisburgh (sponsored by Vt. State Parks) in a cove near Ferrisburgh Town
> Beach. Someone suggested it was a Merganser, but I thought it looked more
> like a loon even though it wasn't black.
> Merrie Perron, North Ferrisburgh