survey.note - Two birds had fish
Two birds had fish, one a gunnel and one a sculpin. They came in close for a time between the boat and shore, focused on the bluff, but eventually flew farther out and never did deliver. Both fish were eventually lost or swallowed.
survey.note - 9.2.16 Notes
0757: no birds are present. Fishermen in boat present near survey site
0815: bird appeared out of the water then dove immediately under again
* We were unable to identify what type of bird it was. It was all black, no white. Looked like a PIGU but was not a juvenile. Was an Auklet type of bird.
0816: Bird appeared with sand lance fish. School of fish jumping out of the water. Bird was eating mouth fulls of fish.
0822: Bird stopped eating the fish. Dove under the water and swam away from the bird. Disappeared from area at 0830.
0827: Great Blue Heron lands on ferry terminal
0842: Great Blue Heron flys away with fish in mouth
0845: two gulls fly across survey site
0846: two more gulls land in water by ferry terminal
0849 to 0850: West Pierce County Fire & Rescue boat passes through survey site twice