Date: 11/14/17 12:58 pm
From: Phil Pickering <philliplc...>
Subject: [obol] Boiler Bay
8:15-10:15 (11/14):overcast becoming partly clearwind S 15-30
Dense line of gulls and loons present when I arrivedintermittently
streaming south with large mixedfeeding groups forming during pauses.
1000+ Red-throated Loon13000+ Pacific Loon (intermittently to 500/min
during first hour, diminishing after)300+ Common Loon5 Horned Grebe
(S)9 Red-necked Grebe30 Western Grebe5+ Northern Fulmar2 Short-tailed
Shearwater1 Sooty Shearwater80+ Sooty/Short-tailed60 Pelagic
Cormorant40 Brandt's Cormorant54 Northern Pintail5 American Wigeon25
Black Scoter500 White-winged Scoter500 Surf Scoter1 Bufflehead6
Red-breasted Merganser600 Bonaparte's Gull800+ Mew Gull8000+
California Gull (most adult, feeding/S, densest during first hour)800+
Herring Gull (most adult)200 Western Gull50+ Glaucous-winged Gull90
Heermann's Gull (many adults in pre-alternate molt starting to look
white-headed)26 Black-legged Kittiwake800 Common Murre3 Marbled
Murrelet165 Ancient Murrelet (many pairs, groups to 8 S)30 Cassin's
Auklet4 Rhinoceros Auklet 1 Tufted Puffin (basic S)

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