Subject: [Tweeters] King Eider at Ocean Shores, 7/6/09 Date: Jul 7 08:01:23 2009 From: Alan Richards - slugranch85 at wwest.net
On Monday, July 6, from 9:30 to 10 AM, I viewed the King Eider at Ocean Shores, in the same location as posted by Dianna Moore (copy, below) and others subsequently. The bird was present near the pilings in the area, in the company of about two dozen scoters (Surf, White-winged, Black). About 8 AM, I did not find the eider, and there were only about a dozen scoters to look through. The tide had come in somewhat by 9:30, and more birds as well. The bird has really sparse plumage, especially the flight feathers; thanks to Dennis Paulson for posting clarification on this subject, and to Keith Brady for plentiful and high quality photos.
Thanks to Hank Veil for finding and reporting this bird in the first place, and to all others who have posted after Dianna's initial note.
Alan Richards / Naselle WA 98638 = = = = = = = Subject: more on Ocean Shores King Eider From: "Dianna Moore" <dlmoor2 AT coastaccess.com> Date: Thu, 2 Jul 2009 15:09:18 -0700 To find it take Point Brown Ave through O.S. to the end and bear right past Damon Point (where it becomes Marine View Dr.) The beach access is across from the big water storage tower on Marine View Dr...just west of the base of Damon Point. Walk out onto the beach and to the right is a string of old pilings; the bird was there. = = = = = = = = =