[Tweeters] Point Wilson, Day of the Common Murre

Bob Whitney rlw at cablespeed.com
Mon Feb 25 19:47:54 PST 2008

Point Wilson 2-25-08, time of first observation period 0930-1200, temp 42
degrees, broken clouds, strong outgoing tide, wind 4- 8 mph, sea 3 ft.

Pacific Loon 18

Red-throated Loon 2

Pelagic Cormorant 8

Brandt's Cormorant 2

Double-crested Cormorant 12

Common Murre 89

Pigeon Guillemot 18

Rhinoceros Auklet 14

Glaucous-winged Gull hybrid 15

Mew Gull 19

Black Brant 18

Canada Goose 3

Surf Scoter 6

Harlequin Duck 7

Long-tailed Duck 4

White-winged Scoter 3

Scaup 4 (looked like greater from images but not sure)

Bufflehead 4

Red-breasted Merganser 10

Bald Eagle 1

Song Sparrow 2

Point Wilson second observation period 1400-1610, temp 46 degrees, incoming

When I arrived the Common Murre were moving out of Admiralty Inlet into the
Straits in large numbers. From 1400-1518 an average of 46 birds passed by my
position every minute for 78 minutes a total of 3588 birds. Then from
1518-1610 there were an average of 11 birds per minute for total of 572
birds. The combined total of Common Murre seen from 1400-1610 was 4160

I'm glad I came back in the afternoon. These are the kinds of days I will
always remember. Most every day I am the only one at Point Wilson acquiring
images or observing birds and that's fine with me. Point Wilson is a great
birding spot and to live so close, I am fortunate.

Bob Whitney

Port Townsend, WA

mailto:rlw at cablespeed.com


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