Date: 11/24/18 1:35 pm
From: Harry Fuller <atowhee...>
Subject: [obol] Friday's YB Loon search--no
Paul Sullivan and I--both self-professed loonatics, or loon
hunters--spent most of yesterday around Nehalem Bay seeking a Yellow-billed
Loon. The bird eluded us, helped perhaps by surging tides, rain, overcast
and the vagaries of loon fishing known only to the loon itself. At one time
in mid-afternoon about ten of us loonatics were gathered on the hillock at
the north end of Kelly's Marina parking lot, scoping the out-rushing
tide--Bonaparte's Gull was the best we could find. None of us had seen the
loon by 345 PM. In fact, Paul and I didn't even manage a Common or
Red-throated Loon. But there were scads of other birds, my favorite being
the Harlequins just off the rocky shoreline at Barview on Tillamook Bay.

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Harry Fuller
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