[Tweeters] 10 Western Grebe - Mukilteo

judyrowetaylor at comcast.net judyrowetaylor at comcast.net
Fri Apr 22 09:59:56 PDT 2005

Greetings Tweeters,

I returned to the Mukilteo Lighthouse beach this morning in hopes of seeing the murrelets again, but they weren’t in sight. None the less, the birding was still exciting; I spotted many more Western Grebes. Most were further out in the sound, but three were close to shore. I counted 10. I really enjoy watching these elegant birds. A Pelagic Cormorant in breeding plumage provided an outstanding view of the profile and white flank patch as a side-view fly-by. A few goldeneyes are still around; they were in flight when I spotted them.

Western Grebe (10)
Pigeon Guillemot (2)
Pelagic Cormorant (2)
Dunlin (4)
Bonaparte’s Gull (1)
Adult Bald Eagle (1)
Red-breasted Merganser (1 female)
Double-crested Cormorant (5)

At home I am eagerly waiting for a pair of Black-headed Grosbeaks to show up as they have for the past two years.


Judy Rowe Taylor
Mukilteo, WA
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