[Tweeters] ID help for O.S. birds

Dianna Moore dlmoor2 at coastaccess.com
Tue Aug 10 08:13:25 PDT 2010

Hi Tweets and Rebecca in particular...yep, Sooty Shearwaters by the tens of
thousands. This is a yearly thing, and isn't it amazing to see so many!

The Red-necked Phalaropes were also correctly id'd...I was just a bit south
of you on the beach with my dog and saw one in the surf.

Finally, the Common Loon I saw at 4PM Monday was just outside the old jetty
rocks off of the base of Damon Point, so I am assuming that is also the loon
you saw...although I saw a Red-throated Loon inside the rocks last week. The
Common Loon is still very black and white, whereas the Red-throated Loon is
very elegant in gray.

I went out Monday from 4-6PM to see the Hudsonian Godwit and found it
easily, thanks to Ruth Sullivan and Tom Schooley, along with three Ruddy
Turnstone, more Red Phalarope, one Snowy Plover, two peregrines, dowitcher
sp, Semipalmated Plover, lots of Western Sandpipers and Sanderling, the
obligatory Great Blue Heron and Canada geese and a female Northern Harrier.

While walking back east on the beach I ran into some folks from So. Carolina
who saw my earlier post about the godwit and came out to see it and look for
the King Eider also...which we saw sleeping on a rock off the base of Damon
Point on an old jetty rock...sharing the rock with a female Harlequin Duck.
In that same area we also saw a Red-necked Grebe and the Common Loon.

Congratulations on the whales; that I didn't see and I wish I had.

Dianna Moore
Ocean Shores, Wa.
dlmoor2 at coastaccess.com

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