[Tweeters] ID help for O.S. birds
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.
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
> you saw...although I saw a Red-throated Loon inside the rocks last week.
> 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.
> who saw my earlier post about the godwit and came out to see it and look
> 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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