What a treat! Seeing the Common Loon at Newburg Lake was a FOY (first of year) find for me.
Check out the bright red eye and the white collar, distinguishing marks for the Common Loon.
If I hadn’t read about the sighting in our Michigan birding email list, I would never have known the loons could be found so nearby.
Last week was the first time I’ve seen Common Loons at one of the nearby birding locations.
Usually I’m heading to Belle Isle east of downtown Detroit or Maumee Marsh in northwestern Ohio in March/April to check out the early migration for loons, grebes, and teals.
Here’s a few more shots from Newburgh Pointe, along Edward Hines Parkway in Livonia, Michigan: