Help with loon ID.

Steve Perry

This is my 3rd attempt to get this message to the group, hopefully 3rd time's the charm.

On Monday around 6.30pm I saw this loon swimming in and out of the river mouth at Penasquitos Lagoon. I apologize fro the poor quality images, but can anyone help me with the ID? I think it is a red-throated based on the white face and lack of contrasting pattern on the neck. The back looks plain in the pictures, but I did see some speckling on there.

Thanks for your help,

Steve Perry

Solana Beach

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