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Leucistic Common or Yellow-billed Loon?

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Location of this challenging loon is north of Yuma on Senator Wash Reservoir.  There has been discussions on Ebird whether this is Yellow-billed or Common Loon by others who have observed this bird but all at a much greater distance.    NOTE: Photos taken just before and during sunset so colors are affected.  More photos here: https://tinanauman.zenfolio.com/p943911403

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Thank you both for your responses. Of course, wish it could be Yellow-billed...down here in AZ but Common is absolutely the most likely.  

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Agree with leucistic Common Loon.  Those very first photos that came out a while back were intriguing for a Yellow-billed, but as you may remember, Guy McCaskie and Curtis Marantz both saw the bird and concluded it was a Common Loon.

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On 1/10/2019 at 11:47 PM, Tina said:

... There has been discussions on Ebird ...

 

7 hours ago, guy_incognito said:

... Guy McCaskie and Curtis Marantz both saw the bird and concluded it was a Common Loon.

I'm going to show my ignorance of social media again.

There are discussions on eBird?  How does one access them?  I just looked but I don't see any obvious links to forums, discussions, etc.

Who are McCaskie and Marantz, and how would have seen their conclusions?

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