[Tweeters] Black Oystercatchers at Dune Peninsula Park in Tacoma.
marcus at rainierconnect.com
Mon Apr 19 17:16:28 PDT 2021
Heather Ballash found a pair of Black Oystercatchers in Dune Peninsula at Point Defiance Park. The birds were feeding on mussels and barnacles on the small created cove between two small rock jetties. The tide was falling when first spotted around 1:00 pm. Access the park via Yacht Club Road, plenty of parking. You can also follow the walking path up the hill and over the Ferry access road into Point Defiance Park.
The cove is about 75-100 yds towards the water from the restrooms.
A Marbled Murrelet has also been working the area near the jetty rocks, along with Black Turnstones. And Charlie Wright had a Swainson’s Hawk earlier viewed from the top of the path by the giant hillside slides.
For non-birds, there has been a big bull Elephant Seal bobbing around the vicinity of Vashon Island all winter. Looks like the end of a half submerged log with its big flat nose bobbing up and down in the waves.
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