Date: 11/6/17 11:14 am
From: Lars Per Norgren <larspernorgren...>
Subject: [obol] Re: RE Mystery dead seabird id - Nehalem Bay State Park
Mike Patterson's suggestion of Red-necked Grebe is right on with
me. White wing patch, grungy gray body. Right size for a red-neck-
a whole kilo. lpn
On Nov 5, 2017, at 3:46 PM, David Kollen wrote:

> Hi All,
> I get OBOL in digest form so apologies if I am repeating anything from others.
> I've been performing beached [dead] bird surveys for COASST for three years and I am not sure what this is. I saw a suggestion of Cassin's auklet in a subsequent email to the original post. I've dealt with quite a few of those and was always amazed at how small and delicate they seemed. From the photo showing the 4.5 inch foot width I believe the carcass is too large for Cassin's.
> Our protocol follows either foot or wing keys to get to an ID. I couldn't tell if the feet on this bird were gone or just not visible in the photos. What looks like potentially a white patch made me think Pigeon Guillemot, but there are others to sort through and that is hard to do without a bird in hand, especially wing chord measurements. Also with a bird this beat up I would like to see feet in order to narrow things down.
> The good folks at COASST might have an idea if you wanted to question them (<coasst...>). Good luck.
> Dave Kollen
> ------------------------------------------------------
> Msg: #24 in digest
> From: Beverly Hallberg <mapsout...>
> Date: Sat, 4 Nov 2017 21:30:01 -0700
> Subject: [obol] Mystery dead seabird id - Nehalem Bay State Park
> Hi all,
> I found this dead seabird last week on the beach at Nehalem Bay State
> Park. There is virtually no neck - it's sort of football-shaped. It's
> seems rather large - one of the pictures has my shoe in it which is 4-1/2"
> width. There are some plumage clues in the wings and feathers. Any ideas?
> By the way, like Russ, I also found a dead Barred Owl on the beach a couple
> weeks ago on the Manzanita Beach.
> Thanks, Beverly

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