[Tweeters] Edmonds: Pacific Loons and More

Carol Riddell cariddell at earthlink.net
Sun Oct 10 16:15:12 PDT 2010


Hi Tweets,

It was nice to see Pacific Loons today (10-10-10), in mostly
alternate plumage, on the Edmonds waterfront. The heads and necks
were still light-colored although the neck stripes were no longer
seen. The backs were still checkered. We saw one from Sunset Avenue
and two more from Water Street. A White-winged and four Black
Scoters were among the Surf Scoters north of the ferry dock, as seen
from Sunset Avenue. To the north, the great flock of Western Grebes
could be seen strung out across the Sound to Picnic Point. No sign
of Buffleheads, scaups or goldeneyes yet. Dennis Duffy mentioned
that he has seen Harlequins at higher tides along the rock bulkhead
of the railroad tracks, closer to Shell Creek. He also saw four
Ravens circling high over Sunset Avenue on Friday (10-8-10).

Waterfront

American Wigeon
Surf Scoter (lots)
White-winged Scoter (1)
Black Scoter (4)
Pacific Loon (3)
Horned Grebe
Red-necked Grebe
Western Grebe (1000+)
Brandt's Cormorant (1)
Double-crested Cormorant
Pelagic Cormorant
Heermann's Gull
Mew Gull
Glaucous-winged Gull
Pigeon Guillemot
Rhinoceros Auklet (4-5)
Rock Pigeon
Belted Kingfisher (1)
American Crow
House Sparrow

Marsh

Gadwall
American Wigeon
Mallard
Green-winged Teal
Great Blue Heron (8)
Killdeer
Song Sparrow
House Finch

Hatchery/Point Edwards

Goose (sp.) (1 flyover, high)
Gadwall
Anna's Hummingbird (3)
Northern Flicker (2)
Steller's Jay
American Crow
Black-capped Chickadee
Bushtit
Bewick's Wren (1)
Golden-crowned Kinglet (1)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (2)
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Spotted Towhee (2)
Song Sparrow (1)
Lincoln's Sparrow (1)
Golden-crowned Sparrow (1)
Oregon Junco

Carol Riddell
Edmonds



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