Date: 4/14/17 7:32 pm
From: Craig Miller <gismiller...>
Subject: [obol] Re: Fork-tailed Storm-petrel under Newport bridge?
Hi Jen,

My lifer Fork-tailed Storm-petrel was one flying around Newport Bay behind
the Marine Science Center in the 90s. I believe it stayed around for
several days and was seen by others.

Craig Miller
Bend, Oregon

On Apr 14, 2017 5:50 PM, <jennifer.a.rothe...> wrote:

> Hello OBOLers,
>
> My co-workers and I were driving west on the jetty road to do a bit of
> birding before heading home when I spotted a small bird flying near the
> bridge pilings looked a hell of a lot like a FTSP. This struck me as odd,
> so I yelled at the driver to stop the vehicle. We all piled out to observe
> and-no doubt about it- FTSP more or less underneath the Newport bridge (at
> one point in the same narrow scope view as a White-winged Scoter, which
> might have been a first for me). The bird spent most of its time at the
> water's surface, with wings out, doing a fair bit of its classical
> pitter-pattering foraging style.
>
> I've observed Storm-petrels a number of times from various locations
> on-shore, but I've never before encountered them in between the jetties...
> Much less almost directly under the bridge!
>
> My question to the many OBOLers with many more years of experience than me
> out here is this: how commonly have you had Storm-petrels in relatively
> sheltered waters? Any and all insights most welcome.
>
> Regards,
>
> Jen Rothe
> Corvallis/ Yachats
>

 
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