[Tweeters] BROWN BOOBY seen and photographed off Fraser River mouth, September 13

Wayne Weber contopus at telus.net
Tue Sep 16 11:04:26 PDT 2014


I've just learned, through Jude Grass, that an adult BROWN BOOBY was seen
and photographed as it briefly perched in a fishing vessel just off the
Fraser River mouth on Saturday, September 13. We don't have permission to
post the photo anywhere yet, but it's a very good photo of an adult Brown
Booby. The photographer was Tom Forge, who was engaged in commercial fishing
when this bird flew in and landed on his boat!

This may be the same Brown Booby that was photographed on September 9th by
Gary Shugart from the Point Defiance-Tahlequah ferry just off Tacoma. Or
perhaps there are 2 or 3 Brown Boobies cruising the Salish Sea and vicinity?

Anyway, everyone in the area should be on the alert for more sightings of
boobies in the next few days!

Wayne C. Weber

Delta, BC

contopus at telus.net

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