Date: 8/7/17 2:17 pm From: Dave Parent <dpdvm...> Subject: [Tweeters] Ancient Murrelet with Fish Hein Bank
Sorry for the late entry.
I was on a whale watching boat on Tuesday, August 2 and at 2pm over Hein Bank I saw an Ancient Murrelet resting on the water and holding a large fish in its beak. I watched the bird for 10 minutes and it made no attempt to swallow the fish. Possible evidence of breeding? Waiting to take the fish to a chick? There were many other resting alcids holding fish in the same area.