SEAWATCH: SJCR 3/16/2002

Mike Patterson celata at pacifier.com
Sat Mar 16 12:30:37 PST 2002


South Jetty, Columbia River, Clatsop County, Oregon
Date: March 16, 2002

I managed to sneak in a half-hour seawatch in between showers
this morning. BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKES and MEW GULLS were heading
north at a pretty good rate (last week I only saw north bound
Mew Gulls). There were also pretty good numbers of 2nd winter
GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULLS and a single pulse of HERRING GULLS.

Seawatch beginning 0955hr
Also see: Gray Whale

Birds seen (in taxonomic order):

Red-throated Loon 8 [1]
Pacific Loon 15 [2]
Common Loon 1
Red-necked Grebe 1
Western Grebe 1
Pelagic Cormorant 1
Canada Goose 5
Mallard 2
Greater Scaup 1 [3]
Surf Scoter 420 [4]
White-winged Scoter 60
Dunlin 2 [5]
Mew Gull 450 [6]
Herring Gull 75 [7]
Western Gull 30
Glaucous-winged Gull 300 [8]
Black-legged Kittiwake 600 [9]
American Crow
Song Sparrow 2 [10]

Footnotes:

[1] all in basic plumage; flying north
[2] all in basic plumage; flying north
[3] on the ocean with scoters
[4] about 300 on river side of jetty in surf
[5] shorebird flats
[6] flying north
[7] flying north
[8] most in 2nd winter; heading north
[9] mostly adults; heading north
[10] on jetty

Total number of species seen: 19

--
Mike Patterson
Astoria, OR
celata at pacifier.com

http://www.pacifier.com/~mpatters/bird/bird.html


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