Date: 11/16/21 4:27 pm
From: Steve Hampton <stevechampton...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Dungeness Spit and Pt Wilson seawatching
Yesterday afternoon, in 50 mph winds and fearful whipped seas, it was
difficult to find a place to hold a scope still at Pt Wilson, Port
Townsend, but I managed to hunker down on the south facing side behind a
log. Highlights were a RED PHALAROPE and at least three SHORT-TAILED
SHEARWATERS. Full list here: https://ebird.org/checklist/S97643589

Post storm birding was much easier and more productive this morning at
Dungeness Spit, where I was able to get 2 miles out (near the bend) and
find a wind-protected spot. It was still blowing 15-20 mph. Highlights
included:
2 FORK-TAILED STORM-PETRELS
at least 6 NORTHERN FULMARS, one offering close pics over the whitewater
2 SHORT-TAILED SHEARWATERS
1 BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKE
3 RED PHALAROPES
1 CASSIN'S AUKLET
12 ANCIENT MURRELETS
1 BLACK SCOTER
many LONG-TAILED DUCKS

Full list and pics here: https://ebird.org/checklist/S97673469

I'm hearing about one or two Thick-billed Murres near Tacoma, so there's a
lot to be found out there!

good storm birding!

--
Steve Hampton
Port Townsend (Qatay), WA

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