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    Immature Red-throated Loon? It seems to fit the description and just 
yesterday a friend sent a photo of an adult taken in the Portland, Me. area. 
The exact location was not given.
    Ed Hack
    Stockbridge

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From: "Maeve Kim" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Tuesday, July 19, 2011 8:37 PM
Subject: [VTBIRD] red-necked grebe???


> Is there any possibility of seeing a Red-Necked Grebe (two, actually)  at 
> this time of year? At 6:30 this evening, in the lake right near  the road 
> between St. Albans Bay Park and Hathaway Road (the turn-off  to Kill Kare 
> State Park), there were two diving birds that, at first  glance, looked 
> like loons. However, they were considerably smaller  than loons. They had 
> loon-like bills, were mostly gray, with paler  gray or white at the throat 
> and cheek. Unfortunately, there was a LOT  of traffic. I stopped the car 
> for a minute or so and looked through  binoculars but then had to get 
> moving or we would have caused an  accident. I wanted to turn around, go 
> back, park at the little pull- off next to the swamp, and then walk back 
> to the mystery birds - but  the pull-off was full with fishermen's cars. 
> If anyone lives in that  area, I'd love it if you'd check out the birds.
>
> Thanks!
>
> Maeve Kim
> Jericho Center