[Tweeters] ID help for O.S. birds

Hans-Joachim Feddern thefedderns at gmail.com
Tue Aug 10 10:28:45 PDT 2010

Dianna and Tweeters,

It seems that the female King Eider has been around for a long time now -
maybe 6 months or longer? Has anybody ever seen it fly? It seems very odd
that it would be hanging around this long.

Hans Feddern
Twin Lakes/Federal Way, WA.
the fedderns at gmail.com

On Tue, Aug 10, 2010 at 8:13 AM, Dianna Moore <dlmoor2 at coastaccess.com>wrote:

> 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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