Tuesday, 11 Nov 2008
Quail Creek State Park, Utah
(Emails from Rick Fridell, 11 Nov 2008)
Today (11/11), there was an immature Red-throated Loon at Quail
Creek State Park (Washington Co., UT). It seems like most of the loons at
Quail, and particularly the rare ones, hang out along the inaccessible far
shore, however this one was quite accommodating and was in the shallow
the Quail Creek inflow. I spent some time photographing the loon and will
send photos to Milt for the Utah Birds Record Committee. Sand Hollow State
Park also had some nice birds including a couple Horned Grebes, an
immature Surf Scoter, an adult Bald
Eagle, and a young Herring Gull.
This evening on my way home from St. George I was surprised to see a
single Cattle Egret in the Washington Fields.
Photos by Rick Fridell