Date: 7/16/20 5:51 am From: Tim Rodenkirk <timrodenkirk...> Subject: [obol] Re: Heermann's Gull Flight - Coos
Hi Don & Robyn et al.
It varies from year to year but I think your numbers are about normal- on the average that is. I went back into my database and found some higher counts to give you an idea:
9/8/2000, Empire area, Coos Bay (inside bay): 300
Same day scoping off of North Spit, Coos Bay: 800
8/4/2004, Empire area, Coos Bay (inside bay): 600
7/10/2011, Coos Bay lower bay (not including upper bay): 200
10/31/2012, off Cape Arago: 400
10/19/2019, off Cape Arago: 300
Sounds like we will have a better year for Heermann's than the last couple of years anyhow. Wonder if we will see any Elegant Terns this year???
Happy summertime all, Tim Rodenkirk Coos Bay
On Wed, Jul 15, 2020 at 12:52 PM Don Henise <kiskadee3...> wrote:
> Robyn and I did a 2 1/2 hour sea watch from the dunes at Bullards Beach > and had a steady movement of Heermann's Gulls to the north. We counted 170 > in that 2 1/2 hours. That's more than we saw the whole season last year > during our 1st fall in Oregon. I know from chatter on Obol that last year > was a slow year for Heermann's so maybe this is more the norm. > > > Don Henise > Myrtle Point, OR > <kiskadee3...> >