[Tweeters] Possible Booby in Bellingham Bay

Flores floresnw at gte.net
Sat Jul 9 17:11:18 PDT 2005


Houston Flores just called from a whale-watching boat quite far out in
Bellingham Bay. He asked me to post that he believes he is looking at a
sulid, probably a Brown Booby. It has been "plunge diving" from a high
altitude, and is being mobbed by gulls. It is at quite a distance from his
boat, but he can see that it has a dark hood and clean breast line and is
somewhat but not a lot larger than the gulls.

Houston is doing a sea-bird census from the whale watching boat, and is not
in a position to stop for better looks at the bird, but he asked me to post
this in case someone was able to go chase this. Hope someone can find it,
I'm sure Houston will have more details to discuss later.

Thanks!
Paula Flores
Sammamish, WA
floresnw AT gte.net




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