COOS BAY, Ore. -- Birders observed a rare Brown Booby roosting on a wooden structure in a bay east of Coos Bay on Wednesday.
Russ Namitz with the Audubon Society in Coos Bay said the birds was roosting with cormorants on a wooden structure between buoys in an area near the mouth of the bay.
On Thursday, fog and mist obscured the bird:
On Friday, Namitz got a closer shot of the bird:
He recommended Fossil Point just south of the Dairy Queen on the Capa Arago Highway for possible observation.
The blog Oregon Sea Birds said this only the fourth confirmed sighting of a Brown Booby in Oregon.
This story will be updated as more information becomes available.