[Tweeters] Close call for the BROWN BOOBY this morning (King Co)

Carl Haynie hayncarl at gmail.com
Sat Oct 30 16:20:39 PDT 2021

Hi Tweets,

As mentioned in previous posts, there's been a Brown Booby in the Sound
lately from Island Co, Snohomish Co, and now King. This morning I got an
alert from the Discovery Park crew (nice spotting, Jason Vasallo!) that one
was N of the Lighthouse, so I decided to race to Golden Gardens to try my

At around 9:30 I found it grappling with a Bald Eagle! The eagle forced it
into the water several times before finally giving up. The sulid seemed
unharmed and dashed off to the west.

It was an amazing thing to watch but at the same time horrifying. Keep your
eyes open out there.

Carl Haynie
Sammamish, WA
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