Date: 9/14/19 6:47 am From: Mike Patterson <celata...> Subject: [obol] Elegant Terns on Clatsop Spit
Dane Osis reports ELEGANT TERNS on the river beach of the South Jetty near the north end of the plover exclusion area. He is very unlikely to confuse Elegants with Caspians. I would also include that, while others have noted a dearth of HEERMAN'S GULLS, we have typical numbers.
I was out on the spit yesterday and saw no small terns, but a well described ARCTIC TERN was reported by others.
I saw a single SNOWY PLOVER and heard HORNED LARKS, however.
SOOTY SHEARWATERS continue to be seen in the river as far east as the Megler Bridge on a tide dependent basis.