Tuesday, September 30, 2014

pictures from trip to Jericho bay Aug 26 great cormorant chick check

I wen to Jericho Bay to check on the two great Cormorant colonies over there.

nesting area empty cormorants down by the shore at Southern Mark SW corner
young eagle on the island
Cormorant colony on the east side of Southern Mark Isle au Haut beyond,  there were 8 Great Cormorant nests among about 100 double-crested cormorant nests at this site, in early June.
Young eagle above the nesting area east side, 

eagle on threebush Island
Brimstone ledge, empty cormorant nests

 I saw seven young great cormorant there had been 12 nests in early June.
great cormorant on Brimstone ledge
Great Cormorant Brimstone ledge
Trees retaking little spoon
there were 6 eagles around great spoon
Empty cormorant nests on the black horse
near the Big Brewster off the Western Ear

Monday, September 29, 2014

Aug 22 Basin and Seal Island

Aug 22, Basin and Seal Island
Harbor seals in the Basin
Seals and cormorants in the Basin
Flightless eiders at Little Roberts'

young Great Cormorant at Little Roberts'
 Arctic Skua over Seal Island
over water

Again August was Great for Jaegars
A load of crab claws on the porch care of Steve and Kachina

Aug 21 trip to seal Island

Aug 21

Flightless eiders passing yellow ledge off Otter Island
Lots of good feed for all
the terns thinned out for a while but came back strong to these days, thousands back around the island
greys off squeaker guzzle
this years Great Cormorant, black-back and Double-crested cormorant
this years black tern
what a nice bird
and the pirates closer to the island these days
trouble for traffic with fish
we saw this in the bay a dead basking shark I believe
eagles at Otter Island
please don't eat the cormorants

August 15 and 18 to Seal Island

Aug 15/and 18
lots of razorbills in the bay and herring
 not sure what was roiling the herring
August was great for jaegars
 Seal Island
Lucy Mavie, Pam
no fish 
great Skua action, still no fish
I should have been watching but I was focusing,
Heron Neck, Camden Hlls