[Tweeters] Black Scoters - Tacoma

Marcus Roening marcus at rainierconnect.com
Tue Jan 26 18:43:28 PST 2016

Hi Tweets,

At last! Finding Black Scoters in Pierce County has been remarkably difficult and it was quite nice that Bruce LaBar located them in my backyard! This afternoon there was a group of 6 birds, 4 males & 2 females, seen from Thea’s Park off of Dock Street. This is the park near the giant international grain silos. Take I-705 south to Schuester Parkway and take a right at the first light onto Dockstreet and then the first left into the Park.

The birds were by a rip rap rock island and along the rock rip rap covering some large pipe outlet from the port lands. You’ll need a scope to view them well. It is possible to get a bit closer, but access around the port is limited, especially during the work week when you have to compete with large amounts of trucks.

Good birding,

Marcus Roening
Tacoma WA

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