Checklist S26170205

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Owner Brian Pendleton

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Scoped from breakwater by lighthouse. SE wind, high tide, light rain.

Observations

  1. Number observed: 5
  2. Number observed: 20
  3. Number observed: 10
  4. Number observed: 2
  5. Number observed: 5
  6. Number observed: 15
  7. Number observed: 15
  8. Number observed: 6

    Comments: In pairs both on the water and in flight.

  9. Number observed: 100

    Comments: Count is probably low. In one three-minute period viewing through the scope at 20x, I counted 56 Ancient Murrelets flying left to right in groups of 3-9 and occasionally solo, along with four Common Murres, two Pigeon Guillemots and a cormorant or two. Most were well offshore but we were able to see half a dozen groups at different times splashdown and immediately submerge, and a couple of groups landed close enough to clearly see the black cap, white neck and gray back though no bird ever stayed on the surface more than a few seconds. Flying birds were noticeably smaller than either murres or guillemots, darker than the guillemots and more stubby looking than the murres with much faster wing beats.

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  10. Number observed: 2
  11. Number observed: 3
  12. Number observed: 10
  13. Number observed: 1
  14. Number observed: 6
  15. Number observed: 20
  16. Number observed: 10
  17. Number observed: 1
  18. Number observed: 1
  19. Number observed: 1
  20. Number observed: 3
  21. Number observed: 4
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