Date: 7/10/18 9:43 am
From: Wayne Hoffman <whoffman...>
Subject: [obol] Re: Sub-adult Heerman’s Gulls, Clatsop Snowy Plover.
HI - 

I have been seeing a few SY Heermann's Gulls passing by Newport in the past 2 weeks as well  but far more adults.  Overall numbers for them, and for Pelicans seem low, but more and more it seems these species are  travel by quickly, I suppose heading for the Columbia plume, and we are not seeing big numbers until they come back in the fall. 

Wayne

 
On 7/10/2018 9:20:34 AM, David Irons <llsdirons...> wrote:
While birding at Leadbetter Point State Park on Washington’s Long Beach Peninsula last Sunday Jim Danzenbaker, Shawneen Finnegan and I saw at least six second-year (hatched in 2017) Heermann’s Gulls in with about 150 adults. I think these are the first non-adult Heermann’s that I have seen in the last three years. This species has had very poor breeding success in recent years, so it was uplifting to see some kids.

On Saturday we found a banded Snowy Plover on Clatsop Beach. I sent photos to Dave Lauten who told me it was banded (as a juvenile) at Tenmile last June.

Dave Irons
Beaverton, OR
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