Date: 11/18/18 8:06 am
From: Nicholas Mrvelj <nickmrvelj...>
Subject: [obol] Re: Hood River Tufted Duck Continues
Yes - thank you Lyn. Got my wires crossed before my morning coffee!

Here’s an enough more fail proof way to find it:

Dropped Pin
near 701 Portway Ave, Hood River, OR 97031
https://goo.gl/maps/Zr9GGZ9FPDN2

Best,
-Nick Mrvelj


On Sun, Nov 18, 2018 at 7:55 AM Lyn Topinka <pointers...> wrote:

> for folks heading out there --- The Hook is just WEST of the mouth of the
> Hood River. ... Lyn
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> On Sun, 18 Nov 2018 07:24:47 -0800
> Nicholas Mrvelj <nickmrvelj...> wrote:
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> > Good morning all,
> >
> > Yesterday morning, at around 7:30 am, Brodie Cass-Talbott, Ken
> > Chamberlain, and I saw the male TUFTED DUCK at The Hook, which is
> > just east of the mouth of the Hood River. It was mixed in with ~500
> > Lesser Scaups (with perhaps a sprinkling of Greater Scaups mixed in).
> > The conditions weren’t ideal when we saw it, as there was a slight
> > chop and the wind was making it difficult to hold one’s scope steady.
> > The raft was diving frequently as well, and was not particularly
> > close to the nearest viewing location. Patience and persistence paid
> > off however. When we saw the bird, it was on the edge of the raft,
> > and it’s tuft was slicked straight up for a few moments. It stayed
> > all the way on the outskirt of the raft while we viewed it, about 30
> > seconds, and then it disappeared once more, not to be relocated.
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> > Hope this helps potential chasers, as I know this is a difficult bird
> > to locate.
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> > Good Birding,
> > -Nick Mrvelj
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