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Checklist S16027477

 
Location
Ocean Shores -- Pt. Brown Jetty, Grays Harbor County, Washington, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Fri Nov 01, 2013 11:00 AM
Protocol:
Stationary
Party Size:
1
Duration:
50 minute(s)
Observers:
Bill Shelmerdine
Comments:
Calm conditions,overcast/ high clouds, significant swell. Lots of bird activity offshore.
Species
12 species (+2 other taxa) total
X
X
200

probably an under estimate

X
1

A distinctive looking Murre sitting on the water a few hundred yards out on the channel side of the jetty. Mostly sitting and swimming but also diving and preening. Very black (flat black) above and very white below. Black hooded with no white in the face, small amount of white flecked with black under the chin. Blocky, squarish head with short stout bill. Strong white "V" on breast extending into neck, seen well when rising up facing forward and flapping wings (2x). Some faint, narrow dark diagonal lines on flank noted at least one time (may have been artifact of feather arrangement +/- glare or shadow). Seen over long period of observation (15 MIN +) but swell conditions resulted in numerous though relatively brief views. Complete description and report submitted to WA records committee for review. Final acceptance will depend on results of review.

X
X
Western/Glaucous-winged Gull
35
3000

Probably an underestimate with a near constant stream passing south and several very large rafts (hundreds+) on the water just betond the surf line.

1
4
Sooty/Short-tailed Shearwater
X
X
X
 

Are you submitting a complete checklist of the birds you were able to identify?

No