Following upon the first observation of a Gray-crowned Rosy Finch at Kokanee Creek Provincial Park, I saw a Pacific Loon at the same location. Well, truth in advertising, I only saw it because Paul Prappas alerted me to its presence. Yet, his observation ranks as a first for the Park.
There is more than one species of loon. We normally see the Common Loon, but today’s sighting was of a species of loon rarely seen in British Columbia outside of Pacific Coastal waters.
A Pacific Loon (still in breeding plumage) graces the waters of Kokanee Creek Provincial Park.