Subject: [Tweeters] King Eider still around Date: Jul 14 22:12:48 2009 From: Michael Hobbs - birdmarymoor at verizon.net
Tweets - the female King Eider was at the STP side of the lagoon at Ocean Shores this morning a bit before 10:00 a.m. The tide was very low, and all of the scoters and the eider were just hanging out fairly close to shore. I got a good look, then scanned the rest of the bay, whereupon I couldn't relocate the eider again. Not sure where she went, but some of the scoters started feeding around the rocks, and she might have been too.
The only shorebirds I saw out that way were LEAST and WESTERN SANDPIPERS, though I did find one SEMIPALMATED SANPIPER in the harbor at the Hoquiam STP.
Otherwise, a pretty quiet day of birding.
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