Friday, November 11, 2011

BIRDS: Remembrance Day Report from Machias Seal Island

Northern Gannets (Morus bassanus), Bonaventure...Image via WikipediaFri, 11 Nov 2011 00:45:46 -0400 From: Ralph Eldridge
Subject: MACHIAS SEAL ISLAND REPORT

I left the island late Wednesday morning just as our spell of beautiful weather was coming to an end. Through the early week the land birds were unexciting. Only a pair of friendly MOCKINGBIRDS and 3 PALM WARBLERS were of particular note. 

 On the water, there was a lot of feeding activity throughout last weekend and into early Wednesday. Several hundred GANNETS, a few SHEARWATERS and lots of GULLS dominated the waters. Numerous KITTIWAKES, RAZORBILLS, COMMON LOONS and MERGANSERS were also evident.

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