[Tweeters] RFI - Sooty Shearwater numbers

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Mon Aug 9 23:21:20 PDT 2010


Population is over 10 million!!!  Flocks of tens of thousands are common.

RCC

Richard Carlson

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--- On Tue, 8/10/10, Hans-Joachim Feddern <thefedderns at gmail.com> wrote:

From: Hans-Joachim Feddern <thefedderns at gmail.com>
Subject: [Tweeters] RFI - Sooty Shearwater numbers
To: "Tweeters" <tweeters at u.washington.edu>
Date: Tuesday, August 10, 2010, 1:06 AM

My wife and I visited the Quinault Rain Forest and Ocean Shores last Thursday and Friday (Aug 5/6). Both afternoons we saw an endless stream of SOOTY SHEARWATERS gliding south. It stretched from as far as one could see in the north all the way to the south. There were also large numbers resting on the water inside Gray's Harbor. Friday morning they were closer to the shore and heading north!

Does anybody know, if there ever has been a good estimate of the number of them?

Also seen was the Queen/King Eider at the usual spot at Damon Point. Closer in to the rocks was a rather scruffy, but almost tame RED-THROATED LOON. We also walked the Weathermax Trail and there seemed to be PACIFIC WRENS at every turn.


Cheers!

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


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