The Common Loon is very "common" in our area, both summer and winter, while the Pacific Loon
is a winter only bird, and then in much smaller numbers. They are identified by the "scaley"
pattern on the back and by the beak, which is much slimmer at the base. While I
see a few every winter, this overcast day was the only time I've managed to
grab a few shoots with the camera.
(Compare it to the photos of the Common Loon posted earlier this month.)