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Steve - Could you explain what determined that this
was a pacific, rather than an arctic. From your photos
I can see why someone would suspect an arctic. Thanks.


--- Steve Mirick <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> In July 2004, we had a cooperative Pacific Loon
> spend a couple of days 
> along the NH seacoast.  Although it didn't show
> white flanks that often, 
> it clearly did show them at times as shown below. 
> For this reason, I 
> think that extreme caution should be used to base an
> ID of Arctic Loon 
> on this field mark alone.
> 
> http://home.comcast.net/~smirick/photos/palo3.jpg
> 
> http://home.comcast.net/~smirick/photos/palo4.jpg
> 
> http://home.comcast.net/~smirick/photos/palo5.jpg
> 
> Steve Mirick
> Bradford, MA
> 


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