[Tweeters] hundreds of Marbled Murrelets on the water off Marrowstone

Lonnie Somer mombiwheeler at gmail.com
Sat Jan 29 19:38:38 PST 2022

Hi Tweeters,

That was me. Dave and Sherry Hayden were there as well. I actually stopped
counting when I reached 500; I believe that there were more. Absolutely
wonderful to see so many Marbled Murrelets.

Lonnie Somer

On Sat, Jan 29, 2022 at 4:58 PM Steve Hampton <stevechampton at gmail.com>

> This afternoon there were at least 400 MARBLED MURRELETS on the water

> north of Marrowstone Island, roughly between Flagler Campground and

> Marrowtone Pt, up around the Port Townsend-Coupeville ferry route. Another

> birder counted over 500. It was quite astounding.


> This is consistent with my observation the other day of 5 MAMU/minute

> passing southbound past Pt Wilson for at least 30 minutes (and probably for

> a lot longer).


> I assume this concentration would include birds from Vancouver Island as

> well as Washington.


> good birding,


> --

> Steve Hampton

> Port Townsend, WA (qatáy)



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