Subject: San Juan Island - 4/30/95 Date: May 1 20:56:57 1995 From: Jacquelyn Owens - jeo2 at u.washington.edu
Just wanted to post a few quick notes on this weekend. I was on San Juan Island for purposes other than birding, but managed to take a "wildlife" viewing cruise on Sunday. The day was overcast, and cold, especially on the water. I saw about 10 Pigeon Guillemots, 15 Surf Scoters, 2 Great Blue Herons, 6 adult Bald Eagles and 1 immature, 2 Black Oystercatchers and 2 Rhinoceros Auklets. One of the Balds was lunching on a gull (lots of feathers, but too difficult to ID). Mammals seen were harbor seals, river otter, Dall's porpoise and Stellar's sea lion (apparently the Stellar's is unusual, but several have been in the area the last week or so, according to the naturalist on board).