Corson's Inlet, Stainton WR & Roosevelt Blvd Today

Mon. Mar. 17, 2008. Sunny, warm & windy (N 15-20mph),incoming tide (LT was around noon I think).

Corson's Inlet: 1:45-3:30pm. Scoped from Ocean Drive/Bay Ave. S of the bridge & from Corson's Inlet State Park I walked the shoreline along the inlet out to the ocean beach. Species seen in the inlet were: RT Loons, LTD's, C. Loon, Horned Grebe, Brant, Herr Gulls, ? California Gull (had all the markings except didn't have the dark eye. I'll post photos later & ask for ID help), C. Merg's (on Middle Thorofare, N of the bridge),& in the marsh pond were GW Teal, Amr. Wigeon & Mallards & 1 Gr. Egret. Also YR Warb's along native vegetation in the dunes.

Note: the LTD's (M & F) plumage has changed, they look like they are half way between non-breeding & breeding plumage.

Harry B. Stainton WR: 3:50-4:10pm. Species seen: B. Kingfisher, A. Wigeon, Mallards, GBB Gulls, Herr. Gulls & RW blackbirds.

Roosevelt Blvd./34th str.: 4:15pm-4:30pm: 1 of the blvd. opsrey nest platforms had a pair perched on the nest. 1 flew in w/ nesting material. Also seen in the marshes were 2 Gr. Egrets.

Click link below for Gull ID photo's