Loon, Grebe, Pelican, Cormorant, and Anhinga Photos © Bill Schmoker

All photographs copyrighted by the author. Publication-quality 300dpi versions and prints of many of the images contained in this web site are available- inquiries welcomed- email bill@schmoker.org

Juvenile Red-throated Loon, Chatfield Reservoir, Jefferson County, Colorado, 11/7/04. In this shot the bird is rolled on its side a bit, showing a lot of white belly.

Red-throated Loon (right, adult basic?) with adult basic Common Loon (left), Standley Lake, Jefferson County, Colorado, 12/06/03.

Red-throated Loon (right, adult basic?) with two adult basic Pacific Loons (left), Standley Lake, Jefferson County, Colorado, 12/06/03.

Basic-plumaged Pacific Loon, Chatfield State Park, Douglas County, Colorado, 7/17/05. This bird was present since at least 6/18/05 and may be the first to summer along Colorado's Front Range.

Photo composite showing the extensive flight feather molt of the basic Pacific Loon at Chatfield State Park, Douglas County, Colorado, 7/17/05. Loons molt all primaries at once leaving them incapable of flight until they grow back adequately.

Pacific Loon pair, Cherry Creek Reservoir, Arapaho County, Colorado, 11/7/04.

Winter plumage Pacific Loon, Chatfield Reservoir, Douglas/Jefferson Counties, Colorado, 11/9/02.

Pacific Loons, Chatfield Reservoir, Douglas/Jefferson Counties, Colorado, 11/9/02.

Juvenile Common Loon (right) with basic plumage Pacific Loon (left), Chatfield Reservoir, Douglas/Jefferson Counties, Colorado, 11/9/02.

Common Loon photo gallery

Juvenile Yellow-billed Loon, Boulder County, Colorado, 11/06. First Boulder County record and a very cooperative bird. Unfortunately, it was determined that the bird was injured, probably by a shotgun blast, and it died under ice during a rescue attempt. At the time of the attempted rescue, it was limited to a bathtub-sized open patch of water after a severe cold snap and had stopped feeding.

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Same Juvenile Yellow-billed Loon as above, Boulder County, Colorado, 11/06. For a digiscoped video of this bird, click here.

Juvenile Yellow-billed Loon, Chatfield State Park, Douglas/Jefferson Counties, Colorado, 11/23/02.

Juvenile Yellow-billed Loon, Boyd Lake, Larimer County, Colorado, 11/5/02.

Least Grebe, Sabal Palms, Texas, 3/05.

Least Grebe, Sabal Palms, Texas, 3/05.

Pied-billed Grebe photo gallery

Horned Grebe, basic plumage, Larimer County, Colorado, 10/06.

Horned Grebe, basic plumage, Pueblo County, Colorado, 11/06.

Horned Grebe molting into alternate plumage, Larimer County, Colorado, 3/05.

Horned Grebe molting into alternate plumage, Larimer County, Colorado, 3/05.

Horned Grebe with a freshly-caught crayfish, Larimer County, Colorado, 3/05.

Red-necked Grebe Gallery

Eared Grebe gallery

Western & Clark's Grebe Gallery

American White Pelican photo gallery

Brown Pelican photo gallery

Brandt's Cormorant flight shots, Pt. Pinos, California, 9/06.

Brandt's Cormorant, Westport, Washington, 9/05.

Neotropic Cormorant, Lacassine NWR, Louisiana, 4/07.

Neotropic Cormorant, Sabal Palms, Texas, 3/05.

Neotropic Cormorant, Sabal Palms, Texas, 3/05.

Double-crested Cormorant photo gallery

Pelagic Cormorant, Westport, Washington, 9/05.

Displaying male Anhinga, Jefferson Island, Louisiana, 4/07.

Flying female Anhinga, Lacassine NWR, Louisiana, 4/07.

Anhinga, Sabal Palms, Texas, 3.05.

Anhinga, Sabal Palms, Texas, 3.05.

All photographs copyrighted by the author. Publication-quality 300dpi versions and prints of many of the images contained in this web site are available- inquiries welcomed- email bill@schmoker.org