Date: 10/4/18 11:07 am From: Daniel Farrar <jdanielfarrar...> Subject: [obol] Lane Coast ocean watch
This morning did an hour long sea watch from the Suislaw south jetty. Best bird was a small black and white SHEARWATER. It was smaller than the SOOTY SHEARWATER that passed by a few minutes earlier. It was very white underneath and very dark above, with no discernable back pattern. It was too far to safely conclude the color of the undertail covers, but my impression was white. It stayed mostly low and was hard to see but occasionally wheeled up showing the gleaming white belly and all dark back. I lean towards MANX but could not rule out BLACK-VENTED.
Two BLACK OYSTERCATCHERS flew by the jetty heading north. The nearest rocks south are Winchester Bay then Coos Bay. Also had 3 HORNED GREBE which were new arrivals and 5 or 6 RED-NECKED GREBE. Groups of around a dozen BROWN PELICANS were heading south, maybe 60 birds total.
A few porpoises were off the jetty as well, presumably Harbor.