[Tweeters] Salt Creek (non vultures)

Diann MacRae tvulture at vei.net
Tue Sep 30 08:59:10 PDT 2008

Hi, Tweets

I only had three days this year to spend at Salt Creek. There wasn't
a big variety of species, but the black oystercatchers were there,
the harlequins were everywhere, and we had a black turnstone on
Sunday. Usual birds this time of year are:

Bald eagle
Pelagic and double-crested cormorant
Belted kingfisher
Great blue heron
American crow
Surf and white-winged scoter
Rhinoceros auklet
Heermann's, glaucous-winged, and Olympic (hybrid) gulls - plus a few
others, I'm not a gull expert
Common loon - plus 1 red-throated loon
Western grebe
Savannah sparrow

California sea lion and harbor seal

We also saw on migration a couple redtails, one peregrine, and a
couple unidentified raptors
I'm sure I've left a lot out, but things were pretty quiet and there
weren't long skeins of geese coming down the strait.

Cheers, Diann

Diann MacRae
Olympic Vulture Study
22622 - 53rd Avenue S.E.
Bothell, WA 98021
tvulture at vei.net

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