Today I was going to head to Coos Bay for a pelagic trip on Sunday, but weather cancelled the trip so I decided to grab the dog and head over to the coast anyway. I have not birded south of Newport in eons, my plan was to hit any fun looking spot from Newport down to Oregon Dunes near Florence.
A female Brown Booby was spotted in Newport, I decided to look for it as my first stop. I was looking too far up the bay, some other birders spotted it down on the second set of range markers.
Lots of Common Loons were in various stages of molt.
I stopped at Ten Mile Beach to look at a huge flock of gulls. A few adorable Mew Gulls were mixed in to the flock.
I explored the deflation plain at the Oregon Dunes National Rec Area. I had a fun hike around the area. This Peregrine Falcon was chasing some crows, or they were chasing it, I never did figure out who won.
A first-year Northern Shrike was working its way along the edge of the plain.
I tried a few brief seawatches, lots of scoter out in the surf, no eider or shearwater were noticed. The Heceta Head Lighthouse is beautiful.
A nice day, thanks for visiting.