We drove to the coast after work Friday, and awoke Saturday morning to spectacular weather and tons of sea bird activity at low tide on Haystack Rock. We thought we'd died and gone to heaven - a truly magical start to wonderful day. After Haystack Rock, we birded n. as far as Warrenton, and frankly had a hard time coming up with anything to write home about. We'd decided to stay over another night then bird s. to Tillamook today (Sunday). Thank goodness we did, our walk to the end of the n. jetty of Tillamook Bay produced a great bird for us - a Wandering Tattler, an uncommon visitor to the Oregon coast this time of year.
Brandt's Cormorant (nesting next to Common Murre):
Pigeon Guillemot (mating):
Select photos of the coast by Jill:
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