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Loon on the CA coast

Description:

A solitary loon bobbing just beyond the low breakers, near the tide pools. It would go under water frequently, but never for any longer than a minute. Often it would come back up very near it's original location.

Habitat:

Rocky California Coast.

Notes:

I had no idea that loons lived in CA. I always think of them as a Minnesota bird.


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Santa Cruz, California, USA

Lat: 36.95, Long: -122.06

Spotted on May 8, 2010
Submitted on Oct 7, 2010

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