Checklist S64187282

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Owner Rick Heil

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Overcast, rain and sleet, E winds 15-30 mph, 35F; seas: 4-6' ; visibility 3/4 to 2 miles with 'in and out' light to moderate fog.


  1. Number observed: 7
  2. Number observed: 8
  3. Number observed: 1
  4. Number observed: 8
  5. Number observed: 5
  6. Number observed: 4
  7. Number observed: 1
  8. Number observed: 7
  9. Number observed: 77

    Details: about 10% in or near breeding plumage now

  10. Number observed: 2
  11. Number observed: 370

    Details: five or six partially hooded

  12. large alcid sp.

    Number observed: 25
  13. Number observed: 705

    Details: about 635 adults, 70-1W

  14. Number observed: 30
  15. Number observed: 3

    Details: 1 adult, 2-1W

  16. Number observed: 21
  17. Number observed: 1

    Details: adult winter

  18. Number observed: 1

    Details: winter plumage, probably adult; watched off and on for half an hour but not close enough for recognizable digiscoped photos, except for one (imo); once seen in same scope view with an adult winter RTLO and two winter-plumaged COLO's; roughly same size as adjacent RTLO but clearly much smaller than adjacent COLO's; blackish back and flanks to the waterline; distinctive head shape showing straight narrow dagger like bill, cobra-like head shape, very rounded head and notably puffy nape; the head plumage was dark to just below the eye with no visible eye ring, below which the cheeks were whitish; there was, with effort, a discernable thin 'chin strap' visible in the scope view; the black/white border on the sides of the neck was straight, and sharply contrasting with no hint of the pale collar indentation of COLO; I tried repeatedly to get digiscoped photos but with the bird diving, the six-foot seas, occasional fog, rain and sleet, the task was not easy; also must admit I have been skeptical of recent PALO reports from adjacent Halibut Point; This is about the 14th or 15th record of PALO here for me, with most records from October and November although there are one prior January and one prior February records

  19. Number observed: 4
  20. Number observed: 105

    Details: mostly adults, a minority of sub-adults

  21. Number observed: 2
  22. Number observed: 2
  23. Number observed: 1
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