[Tweeters] Vashon Island, January 6, 2014

Paul Webster paul.webster at comcast.net
Mon Jan 6 16:02:30 PST 2014


Hi Tweets,

Barbara and I spent around four hours on Vashon Island today. The weather
was dry, with weak sunlight, temps in the 30s, with a chilly breeze most of
the time.

The highlight for us was locating the YELLOW-BILLED LOON at Tramp Harbor.
Thanks to the folks who had seen it already and noted its location! Our
best views were from the end of the fishing pier, where the (weak) sunlight
was over our right shoulders as we looked at the bird, well offshore and
slightly to our left.

We found lots of ducks, including 1 EURASIAN WIGEON at Tramp Harbor,
hanging with some 200 American Wigeon. Also present was a hybrid AMWI-EUWI,
and at least 1 EARED GREBE. We also found large numbers of ducks at the
Dockton Marina and around the other side of Quartermaster Harbor near
Burton.

We saw no WESTERN GREBES which are said to be plentiful in the shallows
near the north end of Quartermaster Harbor. Has anyone seen the grebes
there recently?

Good birding!

Paul Webster
Seattle
paul.webster AT comcast.net
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