adult Herring Gull digiscoped through Leica APO Televid spotting scope w/ D-Lux 4
large Great Cormorants roosted & consorted on ice-covered rocks off shore - MA 2/7/10
Red-throated Loons were occasionally seen near shore.
male Red-breated Merganser digiscoped through Leica APO Televid 82 mm scope
Common Eider digiscoped with Leica APO Televid 82 mm spotting scope & D-Lux 4
Female and young male Common Eiders are mostly brown. The adult females found along the Atlantic are typically reddish-brown with dark coloring on the breast as well. Young males tend to lack the red tones and show light to white breasts. I would guess the bird above is a first year male molting and its breast is just starting to appear lighter.
VERY distant adult Snowy Owl, digiscoped on Plum Island 2/5/10