June 26, 1899
Sunday (last) night we went ashore + saw two prospectors outfit, + a loon. This morning, in Port Wells, we went up some unexplored glacier wilds and saw some fine things. A small party of us found a colony of Arctic terns and short-billed gulls. I saw my first Oystercatchers, + got them. There were two; [male] + [female], which gave me a good run. Kittlitz's Murrelets were secured, and Fisher got a [Page 41] red-poll and a [male] willow ptarmigan, and a wandering tattler.
The birds of this bag were, as observed by Fisher and myself,
Wandering Tattler Willow Ptarmigan
Dr. Merriam got a [female] Canada Goose at Bone Pt. Orca Sound, and I got a fish crow (caurinus) and saw a pair of king fishers - also at a little boggy pool saw foot prints of crows (c.c) and a goose and some [Page 42] small corvine foot, probably Stellar's Jay. Heard what I took for juncos in the spruces, and Keeler heard the Savannah Sp.
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