[Tweeters] Thick-billed Murre(s) seen today 1/10 from Ediz Hook

william boyington wrboyington at msn.com
Thu Jan 10 17:36:58 PST 2013

I saw at least one Thick-billed Murre, and perhaps two, this morning in the waters off the pilot station east of the tanker Militos. One had the expected non-breeding plumage, but the other seemed to be in breeding plumage (no white throat) so could possibly be a Common, though all others of that species that I saw were in non-breeding plumage. This bird had very white flanks, very dark back and head, and bill seemed short. If someone can confirm, would appreciate.

Bill Boyington
Shoreline, WA

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