Date: 4/21/19 12:18 pm From: Range Bayer <range.bayer...> Subject: [obol] Fwd: [LCBNO] Horned Puffin (dead) and big Whimbrel flock  near Ona Beach [Lincoln Co.]
---------- Forwarded message --------- From: Walt and Rebecca <nelsoncheek...> [LCBNO] <LCBNO-noreply...> Date: Sun, Apr 21, 2019 at 10:51 AM Subject: [LCBNO] Horned Puffin (dead) and big Whimbrel flock near Ona Beach To: Lincoln Co. Birding & Nature Observing <LCBNO...>
This morning we found a dead Horned Puffin located about halfway between the 148th St crossover and the creek mouth at Ona Beach (roughly 6 miles south of Newport). It was up at the high tide line near the base of the dunes; appears to be an adult in non-breeding plumage. We got photos but don’t have an online place to post. Left it in place but with the high tide cycle and the scavengers it may not stay there long.
Also saw a big aggregation of at least 150 Whimbrels resting and feeding down near the water’s edge a little ways north of the 148th St crossover. A few flocks of (unidentified) small shorebirds also flew past.
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