[Tweeters] Griffiths-Priday SP Elegant Terns

Carl Haynie hayncarl at gmail.com
Mon Sep 2 13:07:39 PDT 2013


Hi Tweets,

I mentioned this yesterday via Tweeters Alerts, but for those still looking
for ELEGANT TERN along the WA coast, you might try Griffiths-Priday SP
near the town of Copalis Beach located some 10 miles north of Ocean Shores.

Yesterday, between 2 and 4 pm, there were 4 birds in and around where
Connor Creek empties into the sea. This is just north of the signs marking
the southern boundary of the Copalis Spit Natural Area (where driving on
the beach is off limits).

There were thousands of gulls present, mostly California Gulls with lesser
numbers of Caspian Terns. This is always a favorite locale for gulls and
terns (my wife and I have surveyed this area once a month for COASST for
about the last 4 years). Connor Creek is shallow here, provides a nice
freshwater bathing site for the birds, and experiences little human
disturbance.

Carl Haynie
Sammamish, WA
hayncarl at gmail dot com
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