Date: 6/22/19 1:02 am
From: David Bailey <davidcbaileyoregon...>
Subject: [obol] Re: Oystercatchers & Orcas
That was awesome. It looks like Bonaparte's Gulls came to the scene towards
the end of your video. Was that your impression?

On Thu, Jun 20, 2019, 18:41 Nature's Coast Oregon <info...>

> A few days ago I was filming a Black Oystercatcher nest on the coast,
> which would have been perfectly on-topic here ... when suddenly appeared a
> pod of Orcas just offshore, pulling my camera decidedly off-topic. But
> since it does start out with the sound of Oystercatchers in the foreground,
> and I know members here whose interest in nature encompasses many things in
> addition to birds, I thought I would take a chance and offer a link to the
> video below, in case other birders might also enjoy seeing a pod of Orcas
> (having a rather graphic encounter with a Harbor Seal, full disclosure)
> just a stone's throw from the bird nest.
> If I'm fortunate enough to "be there" for the hatch, I'll hope to have
> some beautiful new Black Oystercatcher footage to share here soon ... but
> seeing the Orcas served well to remind me that, sometimes, the "other
> things" I see on my way to watch birds are equally inspiring. So here's the
> link (scroll down slightly on the page to the Orca image), and I hope
> others are as amazed to see this incredible natural display as I was. Next
> time, birds — I promise.
> Howard Shippey
> South Beach

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