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Old Wednesday 14th February 2007, 02:19   #1
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striking bird from Oregon, USA

With these colors and markings, I'm frustrated that I can't figure out what this guy is. A friend sent me these pictures from "an Oregon park" but left me no other information (neither when nor where) besides "not shy". A little help?
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Old Wednesday 14th February 2007, 02:25   #2
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This bird is a Pigeon Guillemot - an ocean bird, relative of puffins. Beautiful shots! Surprised that it wasn't seen by the oceanside (let alone in the ocean!) - or was it?
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Old Wednesday 14th February 2007, 02:33   #3
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This bird is a Pigeon Guillemot - an ocean bird, relative of puffins. Beautiful shots! Surprised that it wasn't seen by the oceanside (let alone in the ocean!) - or was it?
Thanks, Alex! Very clearly so. I'm sure this was a rocky beach, my friend just failed to mention that point.

Guess I can't find my alcids with both hands and a flashlight!
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Thanks, Alex! Very clearly so. I'm sure this was a rocky beach, my friend just failed to mention that point.

Guess I can't find my alcids with both hands and a flashlight!
Lol, no prob - just faulty batteries in your flashlight, that's all, right?
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