Date: 9/7/17 11:42 am From: Josh Adams <xjoshx...> Subject: RE: [Tweeters] Swallow-tailed Gull in Edmonds Thursday Morning
Directions: 1) Follow Highway 104 towards the ferry, but do not get into the ferry waiting line. 2) At the light immediately before the ferry pay station, take a left onto W Dayton Street. 3) Proceed on Dayton until it crosses the railroad tracks. 4) Park in any public parking after the railroad tracks. There's a lot immediately after the railroad tracks to your right. There's also street parking on both sides after Dayton curves south. All is free with a 4 hour limit (I believe). 5) The pier is 50 yards west of the parking lot and easy to find.
The pier is just an L shaped fishing pier that points southwest. It's perhaps a quarter mile from the beginning to the end. There will be lots of people fishing, but shared access should be possible, especially as fishing folks likely thin out towards mid-day.
Stick around and bird the pier. It's one of the best spots for birding in Puget Sound. Red-Necked Phalaropes should be flying by in good numbers this week and Parasitic Jaegers have begun to show up.