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Owner Daniel Donnecke

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Stationary
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Observations

  1. Number observed: 4

    Comments: Eastbound

  2. Number observed: 8

    Comments: Eastbound

  3. Number observed: 50

    Comments: Eastbound

  4. Number observed: 56

    Comments: Eastbound

  5. Number observed: 6

    Comments: 3 westbound, 3 stationary

  6. Number observed: 4

    Comments: westbound close to shore

  7. Number observed: 1594

    Comments: 840 eastbound, 654 westbound, ~100 stationary

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  8. Number observed: 2

    Comments: westbound

  9. Number observed: 144

    Comments: 1x1 count eastbound

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  10. Number observed: 168

    Comments: eastbound

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  11. Number observed: 3

    Comments: 2 eastbound, 1 stationary

  12. Number observed: 94

    Comments: 2 groups westbound

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  13. Number observed: 150

    Comments: estimate, west/east/milling about

  14. Number observed: 1

    Comments: imm westbound

  15. Number observed: 6

    Comments: 3 ad, 3 imm westbound

  16. Number observed: 150

    Comments: est

  17. Western x Glaucous-winged Gull (hybrid)

    Number observed: 100

    Comments: est

  18. Herring x Glaucous-winged Gull (hybrid)

    Number observed: 1
  19. Number observed: 9

    Comments: 8 eastbound, 1 westbound

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  20. Number observed: 234

    Comments: 49 westbound, 185 stationary

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  21. Arctic/Pacific Loon

    Number observed: 1

    Comments: Possible Arctic Loon - pics sent out for comments. Observed at a distance of ~1.5 km (due west of Beechey; a bit less than halfway to Secretary Island) with Kowa TSN-773 at 60x for about 3 minutes, unfortunately right as we had to leave. Water conditions were fairly calm with small waves, not large enough to fully obscure the bird but enough that occasionally only the top of the head would be visible. Thin clouds provided even light, and there was no wind interference or heat haze affecting viewing. Size similar to Pacific Loon, but hard to judge as there were none immediately around it for comparison (nearest bird ~30m away from it). Did not get much on head shape, as most of observation was spent focused on flank patches and throat, getting some photos and making sure Daniel saw the bird well. Dark back/head; bright, clean white cheeks and throat (no chinstrap visible from various angles); white flare on hind flank obvious. Watched to see if white on flank was just a result of the bird rolling in the water to preen, but it appeared consistent at different angles, and the bird was not observed preening or rolling at all during observation period. I managed a few terrible digiscope photos with my phone that illustrate the white flank - see below. Will update record pending review.

  22. Number observed: 1

    Comments: eastbound

  23. Number observed: 296

    Comments: 146 westbound, ~150 stationary

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  24. Number observed: 12

    Comments: 7 westbound, 5 stationary

  25. Number observed: 102

    Comments: eastbound, one flock of 101 briefly landed on water just off the point

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  26. Number observed: 1
  27. Number observed: 2
  28. Number observed: 1
  29. Number observed: 27

    Comments: same flock as seen on path a few minutes earlier

Additional species seen by David M. Bell:
  1. Number observed: 1
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