Thursday, October 28, 2010

Bird IDs Needed

Common or arctic loon?


Could these be smews?



Surf Scoter?

A good friend photographed these birds at Low's Lake, NY. Can you ID?

4 comments:

CTG Ponies said...

No idea but they sure are pretty!

threecollie said...

cTG, I sure hope someone knows what they are

Wil said...

The first one is a common loon which is molting into its winter plumage. I can't help with the other two.

threecollie said...

Thanks, Wil, I thought it was a common too, but it is hard to tell. I think I saw an arctic in eclipse once, but I will never be sure.