Date: 11/24/18 1:25 pm
From: Harry Fuller <atowhee...>
Subject: [obol] Re: Request: post yes/no in YB loon search
ten of us of struck out yesterday

On Sat, Nov 24, 2018 at 10:27 AM Bob Archer <rabican1...> wrote:

> Made it down to opposite Kelly Marina , no sign yet. See folks looking on
> 101 side.
> On Nov 24, 2018, at 7:40 AM, Beverly Hallberg <mapsout...> wrote:
> I think James Billstine's hints on locations to scope from are good: Hwy.
> 101 pullouts and the Park boat launch are excellent in addition to
> Kelly's. There are a lot of boats on the bay now fishing and crabbing I
> presume and Kelly's was hopping with business yesterday. The loon seems to
> favor the waters near and across from Kelly's marina with a possibility on
> a quiet day like today that he'll ride up river a bit towards the park boat
> launch with the incoming tide and then go back again when the tide
> recedes. I don't think he's gone deep into the bay so far - and there is
> active duck hunting going on from Bayside Gardens and Tohl Rd. pushing all
> the waterfowl far from shore (except a few hardy Bufflehead) and into the
> reedy areas around Nehalem Point. The loon is big, he's dark and when at
> the surface quite noticable. I think I caught him sleeping yesterday around
> 11:30 just south of Kelly's on the far shore after someone else had seen
> him across from Kelly's earlier in the morning. Hard to id if he doesn't
> lift up his head - maybe he was recovering from our terrific thunder,
> lightning, wind and rain yesterday. Today is a good day for weather and
> wind. Good luck. And be sure to watch for the Black Turnstones on the
> rocks and logs at Kelly's. I saw 22 there yesterday.
> Beverly
> On Sat, Nov 24, 2018 at 7:08 AM Tom McNamara <tmcmac67...> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> Unless I miss my guess, there may be a few birders packing postprandial
>> Thanksgiving pounds around Nehalem Bay today. If possible, can you please
>> post to OBOL ASAP if you find the bird and Specific location and time.
>> Thanks! good luck everyone. Tom

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