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Checklist S8828814

 
Location
Ocean Shores -- Pt. Brown Jetty, Grays Harbor County, Washington, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sun Sep 18, 2011 9:35 AM
Protocol:
Stationary
Party Size:
1
Duration:
1 hour(s), 10 minute(s)
Observers:
Dan Waggoner
Species
2 species total
10000
Sooty Shearwater

Believe this is a very conservative number. They were streaming the jetty constantly for the whole hour I was there. There was also large rafts on the water both on the north side of the jetty and out in the channel.

1
Manx Shearwater

I positioned my scope to the north side of the jetty to a spot where the wind was causing the shearwaters to bank and show their underside. After over a half hour, I finally got the flash of white I was looking for. White body and white under wings. When it banked it showed a back that was black, darker than the Sooties. It was also obviously smaller than the other shearwaters. I followed it from the north until my view was blocked by the spray at the end of the jetty. My eyes seriously hurt for hours after staring through the telescope lens.

 

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

No