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November 6, 2021 at Westport WA along the jetty. watching the King Tides yesterday, I saw this guy fly across my range of vision, can't believe I managed to even snap a photo as it went by as quick as could be. It landed and immediately dove, and even though I watched the area it went in for a good five minutes, I never did see it pop up again.

I know it's a long shot, but wondering if anyone with a little more pelagic experience might be able to discern any traits that would help make an ID call. I'm leaning toward Common Murre, but would love any other opinions. May just not be able to make a final call.

I promise all of my photos aren't this bad! LOL Thank you,

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3 hours ago, okaugust said:

November 6, 2021 at Westport WA along the jetty. watching the King Tides yesterday, I saw this guy fly across my range of vision, can't believe I managed to even snap a photo as it went by as quick as could be. It landed and immediately dove, and even though I watched the area it went in for a good five minutes, I never did see it pop up again.

I know it's a long shot, but wondering if anyone with a little more pelagic experience might be able to discern any traits that would help make an ID call. I'm leaning toward Common Murre, but would love any other opinions. May just not be able to make a final call.

I promise all of my photos aren't this bad! LOL Thank you,

2021%2011%2006%20Unknown%20Westport%20Je

I'd wager a guess, but I can't tell which way it's flying 😂 (nearly 0% alcid experience)

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