Red-throated Loons have that neck characteristic, and would look thin
compared to the geese.
On 12/2/2013 7:18 PM, Don Clark wrote:
> On Dec 2, 2013, at 4:56 PM, Maeve Kim wrote:
>> On a day where almost all the colors were in a palette ranging from
>> whitish-gray to blackish-gray, I saw three wonderful birds with the
>> same palette: two Long-Tailed Ducks under the bridge to NYS, a "Gray
>> Ghost" sharing a field off Jersey Street with an immature harrier,
>> and a Northern Shrike at Brilyea.
>> There were many flocks of Canada Geese overhead. In one, there was
>> one slightly shorter and considerably skinnier bird flying with a
>> downward crook in its neck, so that the plane of its head was lower
>> than the plane of its body. The only thing I can think of is a
>> cormorant, but I can't remember ever seeing a cormorant fly with its
>> head that low. Any other ideas?
>> Maeve Kim
>> Jericho Center