[Tweeters] Gog-Le-Hi-Te Thayer's Gulls and Crow Studies and Ediz Hook Surfbirds

Wheelan Drew amazilia55 at yahoo.com
Sun Dec 13 14:49:57 PST 2009

I birded the Gog-le-hi-te wetlands for the first time on Friday, and was really jazzed at the opportunity to study Thayer's Gulls in many plumages, as well as Northwestern and American Crows en masse on the tide flats at low tide.
Like Shep, I had many Thayer's Gulls on the surrounding metal roofs as well as in the Puyallup and adjacent tidelands.
Earlier in the day at Ediz Hook I had great looks at as many as 40 Marbled Murrelets, several Rhino's and a smattering of Pigeon Guillomots, but no Ancient Murrelets. Also at Ediz Hook were 6 Surfbirds on the first, (western most) log booms on the inside of the hook.
Ediz Hook list:
Surfbird 6
Surf Scoter 31
Horned Grebe 7
Red-necked Grebe 3
Common Loon 4
Red-throated Loon 1
Red-breasted Merganser 2
Bufflehead 28
Harlequin Duck 12
Greater Scaup 6
Sanderling 16
Dunlin 6
Black Turnstone 2
D.C. Cormorant 9
Pelagic Cormorant 12
Glaucous-winged Gull 45
Western Gull 3
Marbled Murrelet 40
Pigeon Guillemot 10
Rhinocerous Auklet 2
Belted Kingfisher 1
Good birding,
Drew Wheelan
Wilkeson, WA

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