Subject: East side Ancient Murrelet Date: Sep 23 23:41:49 1994 From: SCRAY at delphi.com - SCRAY at delphi.com
There was an Ancient Murrelet at the boat launch in Vantage as of 5pm, 9/23. Critical field marks were easily seen from shore with binoculars making it one of the easiest sitings I've ever had, even on the ocean. Seeing this bird at close range on a sunny, 90 degree day, resting on glassy smooth water was quite nice compared to the usual sightings from a cold, windy, rainy ferry deck. It was observed at about 300-400 feet off shore from the boat launch and diving about twice per minute.