Date: 10/1/18 3:53 pm
From: michael krall <michaelkrall670...>
Subject: [obol] Re: Blue-footed Booby during OBA conference?
reference Paul Sullivan's posting 9/29 at 10:24 PM.
copied below:
paultsullivan via <>
Sat, Sep 29, 10:24 PM (2 days ago)
darn auto correct.
I meant B Pelicans, not N pelicans

Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.

-------- Original message --------
From: paultsullivan <paultsullivan...>
Date: 9/29/18 9:57 PM (GMT-08:00)
To: OBOL <obol...>, PTS <paultsullivan...>
Subject: Blue-footed Booby

Today Colby Neuman and I led 2 field trips to Cape Meares as part of the
OBA annual meeting. Between the cape and Three Arch Rocks we found a
milling mass of 7-10,000 Sooty Searwaters, plus N Pelicans, gulls, etc. In
the mass Colby picked up a Booby. We tried to follow it as it moved away
from us to the south. It appeared to be a large whitish bird,
torpedo-shaped, smaller than the pelicans. It was hard to follow at a mile
My group left the lighthouse area to walk up the path on the south side of
the cape, still looking at the ocean.
At 10 AM I was looking down on a swarm of sooties close below the
viewpoint, when I picked up the booby again and followed it for 30 sec to a
minute. It had an all-white head. The entire mantle was a soft scalloped
brown. The trailing edge of the brown continued across the back. The tail
was lighter, not continuous brown.
My conclusion: Blue-footed Booby.
Paul Sullivan

Michael Krall

On Mon, Oct 1, 2018 at 3:09 PM Jamie Simmons <sapsuckers...> wrote:

> Weird. My Gmail search (by Google, no less) did not pick up the word Booby
> in those email subjects.
> It found the booby carcass message, Nazca booby message and old brown
> booby messages.
> Sorry for the confusion...
> Jamie
> On Mon, Oct 1, 2018 at 2:46 PM Jamie Simmons <sapsuckers...> wrote:
>> There has been mention on Facebook by Pepper Trail of a Blue-footed Booby
>> sighting (no photos) during an OBA conference field trip. (In the Facebook
>> "Birding Oregon" public group.)
>> But nothing mentioned here?
>> What's the story?
>> Jamie Simmons
>> Corvallis

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