Date: 11/21/18 4:14 pm From: James Billstine <billstinj...> Subject: [obol] Re: Yellow-Billed Loon No + Location Notes - Refound
No worries! I'm glad you guys found it. It's a great bird. I'll check later this week.
On Wed, Nov 21, 2018, 4:08 PM Philip Kline <pgeorgekline...> wrote:
> I'm sorry you missed it James. I was at Kelly's Marina with Ken > Chamberlain from 3-3:30 and the Loon was present on the far side of the > channel directly across from the marina. It was actively feeding and > diving for long periods. > > Philip Kline > > > On Wed, Nov 21, 2018, 2:27 PM James Billstine <billstinj...> wrote: > >> Hi All, >> >> I looked for a little over an hour this afternoon without finding the >> Yellow-Billed Loon and left- no raingear. Ed McVicker was looking all >> morning and had no luck as well. >> >> For anyone looking for the Yellow-Billed Loon today or the next few days >> here are a few pointers: >> >> The best spot to scope from nearest the mouth of the jetty is Manhattan >> Beach. The access point is located at: 45.653031, -123.939207 >> >> I started scoping at the Jetty Fishery, which is the marina closest to >> the Jetty mouth and was very politely asked to leave. The man was kind but >> informed me it was private property and that being there was a liability >> issue. He said I could stay if I paid the $15 parking fee. >> >> I then went to Kelly's Marina, just north of the Jetty Fishery, and was >> given permission to look. Buying things as a thank you when looking for >> birds at a private location like this is good etiquette. >> >> I then scoped from a wide pullout north of Kelly's on the west side of >> 101. The railroad here is almost never used and lots of people park and >> clam from this location. >> >> Wheeler has a wildlife viewing area that gives some view of the upper bay. >> >> Nehalem Bay State Park gives access to views of the rest of the lower and >> part of the upper bay. There are state park fees here. >> >> The end of Bayside Gardens Road also gives some views of the upper bay. >> Tidelands Road has river views at the county boat ramp. >> >> Hopefully this helps if anyone is planning on looking this weekend. >> >> Good Birding and Happy Thanksgiving >> >> James Billstine >> >