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Owner Michael Barry

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  • 1
  • 8.5 mi

Observations

  1. Number observed: 1

    Details: Found 2 days earlier by Bob Boekelheide, this time further out at 3.5 miles on beach, I was about to turn around from the challenging walk of high tide and large waves, then I heard it and saw it resting on large log, at first I wondered if it was ok as it just sat there, then it got up and headed down the beach poking on stuff in wrack line, some gulls spooked it and it flew out into the Strait, after 20 minutes it returned to shore but a group of 8 hikers quickly spooked it and it went far out in Strait and became a spot dot in my binocs (I asked them to not scare it, their reply was "we dont care about birds, we want to see the lighthouse"), after awhile it flew off leaving the Strait going near me and landing on water on bay side near Graveyard Spit but taking off again after about 5 minutes swimming, flying again heading east, I followed it in binoculars and last saw it going to the right of the 4 pilings outside of 3 Crabs. I do not know where it went from there - I do not know if it landed, kept going east or returned to the refuge. I did not see it again. They have been known to stick around when we have had them before. They have been known to hang out with Brant and other geese. This one though was always alone even with lots of Brants flying in. Juvenile, molting, photos to add. Pictures 5 and 6 are from when it flew out into Strait. Picture 7 is when it last left bay and I last saw it towards 3 Crabs. Has to be awarded Barry's Bird of the Day, but there were mnay other great birds

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  2. Number observed: 300

    Details: Groups kept flying in, probably more, many on beach near Graveyard Spit

  3. Number observed: 2500

    Details: Abundant, everywhere from beginning to end on bay side, Bob listed 2300 2 days earlier

  4. Number observed: 2
  5. Number observed: 100
  6. Number observed: 15
  7. Number observed: 100
  8. Number observed: 2
  9. Number observed: 4

    Details: My favorite Scoter, DWR spit is one of their preferred locations

  10. Number observed: 10
  11. Number observed: 500

    Details: Abundant on both sides

  12. Number observed: 7
  13. Number observed: 40
  14. Common/Red-breasted Merganser

    Number observed: X
  15. duck sp.

    Number observed: X
  16. waterfowl sp.

    Number observed: X
  17. Number observed: 40
  18. Number observed: 15
  19. Horned/Eared Grebe

    Number observed: 1
  20. Number observed: 8
  21. Number observed: 135
  22. Black-bellied Plover/golden-plover sp.

    Number observed: 1

    Details: I think a Pacific Golden-Plover but to far away for me

  23. Number observed: 3

    Details: Maybe same ones that Bob and others have seen, seems late for them

  24. Number observed: 8
  25. Number observed: 85
  26. Number observed: 220
  27. Number observed: 1
  28. peep sp.

    Number observed: X
  29. Number observed: 4
  30. Number observed: 2
  31. Number observed: 2
  32. Number observed: 1
  33. Number observed: 1
  34. Number observed: 20
  35. Western x Glaucous-winged Gull (hybrid)

    Number observed: 40
  36. gull sp.

    Number observed: X

    Details: Not many gulls compared to Bob's visit, probably because of high water

  37. Number observed: 22

    Details: A couple of good experiences, first 3 of them seemed to follow me for a mile, they stopped when I stopped but Im sure just a coincidence. The other as watching 2 do endless calls to/with eachother for some reason - I dont recall hearing them before, they are usually quite quiet when around here

  38. Number observed: 9
  39. Number observed: 8
  40. loon sp.

    Number observed: X
  41. Number observed: 14
  42. Number observed: 75
  43. cormorant sp.

    Number observed: X
  44. Number observed: 3
  45. Number observed: 3
  46. Number observed: 1

    Details: N

  47. Number observed: 1
  48. Number observed: 2
  49. Number observed: 3
  50. Number observed: 4
  51. Number observed: 2
  52. Number observed: 3
  53. Number observed: 8

    Details: 1 at 2.5 miles out in driftwood

  54. Number observed: 18

    Details: N

  55. Number observed: 1
  56. Number observed: 8
  57. Number observed: 2
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