Red-throated Loon, December 25, 2011

Red-throated Loon

Red-throated Loon (click to see a larger version)

An adult Red-throated Loon was hanging around the end of the fishhook pier at Montrose this morning. Red-throated Loons are rare but regular late fall and early winter migrants at Montrose. This bird was very cooperative, as can be gathered from the photo. Note the ruby red eye.