[Tweeters] Edmonds Ancient Murrelets; Long-tailed Duck

Carol Riddell cariddellwa at gmail.com
Mon Oct 31 10:18:10 PDT 2011

Hi Tweets,

We had good viewing conditions this morning (10-31-11) from the
Edmonds public pier. There was shimmering on the Kitsap side but most
birds were within the undistorted viewing field. We counted 9 Ancient
Murrelets, gobs of Rhinoceros Auklets, a fair number of Common Murres,
and some Pigeon Guillemots for a four-alcid morning. At one point a
bird was flying from the south toward us and then veered out and
touched down on the water, at least several hundred yards out. It was
a Long-tailed Duck. We saw one Pacific Loon and lots of Bonaparte's
and Heermann's Gulls.

Happy Halloween,

Carol Riddell

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