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Checklist S10201022

 
Location
Ocean Shores, Grays Harbor County, Washington, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Fri Aug 06, 1999 7:30 AM
Protocol:
Incidental
Party Size:
2
Observers:
Bill Shelmerdine
Comments:
Concentrated birding efforts on Pt Brown Jetty; Game Range; and Damon Point
Species
20 species total
2
1

single with 2 Westerns. Bright orange-yellow bill, thin black up forhead, restricted on crown, white above eye.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 1
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1

2 birds together, probably both this species. Report submitted to Wa BRC was accepted. Distance ranged from 1/4 mile to 1/2 mile riding outgoing current. Common Murre (adults and chicks, Pigeon Guillemot, and Rhinoceros Auklet present nearby for comparison. Later observed (basic plumaged) Marbled Murrelet at jetty; distincltly different, especially in pattern of border between white underparts and blackish upperparts.

Brief description (more detailed notessubmitted Wa BRC): Small size, as for murrelets. Very distinct demarcation between dark (blackish) upperparts and white underparts; boarder between chin, throat, and breast rather uniform, recalling Xantus's Murrelet or basic Pacific Loon. Short necked, head held low most of the time. One of the birds had pale grayish patches on each side of hind neck/ nape (looked for but could not be seen on second bird). Niether bird had white collar. Back blackish with prominant white scapulars (esp. lead bird); black on back not solid, somwhat patchy lighter areas or minor faint pale mottling. The description taken from the lead bird; both appeared to be the same in overall appearence. These birds stayed together during our observation, but occasionally passed close enough to other alcids for comparison.

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Huge numbers, mostly off of jetty, but also inside channel mouth and even from Damon Point (much lower numbers inside)

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