Posted by: atowhee | December 31, 2020

2020’S FINAL BIRD BLOG–FROM BOILING BAY

Boiler Bay was earning its moniker today. Large, loud waves washing into the bay and crashing onto its rocky surround. White caps forming hundreds of yards from shore, deep troughs, low clouds, light rain starting about 130PM. But there were birds, mostly on shore but for the intrepid Pelagic Cormorants and three passing murres.

WAVE ACTION

On the way home we stopped at Van Duzer Wayside along Hwy 18–Varied Thrush out enjoying the light rain.

Polk County, Polk, Oregon, US
Dec 31, 2020
10 species

Cackling Goose  X
Canada Goose  X
Tundra Swan  2
Green-winged Teal  X
Bald Eagle  1
Red-tailed Hawk  1
American Kestrel  1
American Crow  300     most seen settling into roost area about one mile west of Exit 25 on Hwy 18
Common Raven  5
European Starling  X

HB Van Duzer Park rest area, Lincoln, Oregon, US
Dec 31, 2020
2 species

Golden-crowned Kinglet  10
Varied Thrush  12

Boiler Bay State Wayside, Lincoln, Oregon, US
Dec 31, 2020
7 species (+1 other taxa)

Black Oystercatcher  2
Black Turnstone  2
Common Murre  3
Western Gull  X
Glaucous-winged Gull  X
Western x Glaucous-winged Gull (hybrid)  X
Pelagic Cormorant  15
American Crow  30

Lincoln County roadsides, Lincoln, Oregon, US
Dec 31,
8 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose  X
Surf Scoter  X
Bufflehead  X
Hooded Merganser  X
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  X
Western Gull  X
Glaucous-winged Gull  X
Western x Glaucous-winged Gull (hybrid)  X
American Crow  X


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