These are sea ducks, scoters. This group was doing some basking on First Beach in La Push; but, many of them are being found dead on the beaches here, possibly from a sea algae blooming offshore that washes off the oils that keep them from freezing in the sea.
About Forks and the West End of the Olympic Peninsula
Forks is the most northwestern city in the contiguous United States of America, on the Olympic Peninsula in the state of Washington. The West End of the peninsula has beautiful forests, beaches, rivers, mountains, and the only temperate rainforests in North America. It just doesn't get any better than here!