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Diamond Ceek

Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:29 pm
by sealion
I made the following observations on my monthly COASST beach survey at Diamond Creek beach. I was amazed to see Pink Salmon literally plugging the lower creek there, similar to Beluga Slough. The only rarity were two Solitary Sandpipers along the surf line, landing on exposed rocks with gulls. There was also a group of 35 Pacific Loons strung out along a section of deeper water.

Bird on!
Gary Lyon
Solitary Sandpiper Diamond Cr.JPG
Solitary Sandpiper Diamond Cr.JPG (37.24 KiB) Viewed 1731 times

Diamond Creek North Beach, Kenai Peninsula, Alaska, US
Sep 14, 2017 11:55 AM - 2:30 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.5 mile(s)
Comments: These observations made in conjunction with my monthly COASST citizen science beach survey, predominately looking for bird carcasses.
19 species (+1 other taxa)

Harlequin Duck 22
Surf Scoter 12
White-winged Scoter 2
Pacific Loon 35
Common Loon 7
Red-necked Grebe 3
Pelagic Cormorant 5
Bald Eagle 9
Solitary Sandpiper 2 Very good binocular views, no question about ID. Did get poor quality iPhone pic.
Common Murre 5
Pigeon Guillemot 1
Marbled Murrelet 8
Black-legged Kittiwake X
Mew Gull 200
Glaucous-winged Gull X
Black-billed Magpie 3
Common Raven 1
American Robin 1
Song Sparrow 8
passerine sp. 100 Saw two tight flocks of 50 each, likely small finches like Pine Siskins/ Common Redpolls.

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