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Loon?

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