Photographs taken on BOATRIDES FROM VINALHAVEN MAINE ABOARD SKUA, A 36' Jarvis Newman hull, driven by John Drury.
Specializing in birding trips to Seal Island NWR off Mid coast Maine, a 3 1/2 hour tour, last Great Cormorant Colony in the US.
largest puffin colony in Maine, Razorbills, Murre, Arctic terns, Black guillemots,
Maybe a whale, More information at https://www.maineseabirdtours.com,
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
july 27 & 29, a harrier visits the tern colony
July 27& 29,
a three fish load, at least
the research crew on Seal Island
it looks as if something has stirred up the terns
i believe the count was @2200 pairs of terns nesting on Seal Island 2017
there is the problem a young harrier
this was the first day but there were harriers, or a harrier on the island for a while after this day
there were two young harriers on the island this day
I thought the terns would scare them off but they kept sailing around, the peregrine attacked one of them as well and that didn't frighten them off either. I guess over the days they or it spent on the island it did consume some young terns though it seemed oblivious to them when I saw it.