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
>>
>

 
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