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>Dying Seabird

Added on by Thomas Boyd.

I shot this yesterday on the beach near the Siltcoos River. It was very week and appeared to have washed in with the waves and was deposited by the outgoing tide. I moved it up into the beach grass hoping it would regain it strength. I suspect this one of the casualties of the "dead zone" off the coast. I heard seabirds were having a difficult time finding food. It appears to be a Western Grebe. Check the link above for the USGS identification tips.