[Tweeters] Point Wilson, two Yellow-billed Loons

Bob Whitney rlw at cablespeed.com
Sat Nov 15 19:55:16 PST 2008

11-15-08, Time 0930-1630, Tide low to high, swell two feet to none, SE wind
0-3 mph, clouds early remainder of day clear, temp. 47-55 degrees.

Yellow-billed loon 2

Common Loon 1

Pacific Loon 38

Western Grebe 1

Red-necked Grebe 6

Horned Grebe 8

Pelagic Cormorant 25

Double-crested Cormorant 28

Brandt's Cormorant 6

Common Murre 37

Pigeon Guillemot 23

Rhinoceros 5

Marbled Murrelet 27

Ancient Murrelet 135

Glaucous-winged Gull 36

Glaucous-winged Hybrid 23

Mew Gull 27

Bonaparte's Gull 12

Black Brant 14

American Wigeon 1

Surf Scoter 19

White-winged Scoter 12

Harlequin Duck 11

Long-tailed Duck 1

Bufflehead 7

Common Goldeneye 4

Red-breasted Merganser 22

Sanderling 33

Dunlin 26

Bald Eagle 1

Song sparrow 3

House Finch 28

The first Ybl was sighed at 14:34 on the water diving and feeding about 400
yards (thanks to Gregg for spotting it first) from the point and remained
visible for 41 minutes. At 15:13 the second YbL flew in a westerly direction
200 yards from the point. The four others watching the Ybl at the time were
able to see both birds. About ten others were able to see the Ybl today at
Point Wilson, many for the first time. It sure was a nice day. One could not
have asked for better weather or better company to bird with. Tomorrow will
be new day at Point Wilson.

Bob Whitney

Port Townsend, WA

mailto:rlw at cablespeed.com


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