Thursday, December 15, 2016

July 24, 2016, three fathom and Seal Island

July 24, 2016 trip to Three Fathom and Seal Island,  posted Dec. 15,

Greater Shearwater South of Three Fathom ledge.

Northern, red necked or needle billed Phalerope
Murre Cove Seal Island,  Murres, Razorbills, Puffins, and what looks like a Fledgling Arctic Tern.

Great Cormorant Chicks SW cove, so far so good, not an often used site, vulnerable, a rough spell could wash them off.  At this point it looks as if they could scramble up if necessary.

a herring gull with fledgling common tern pursued by worried parent.
the policy on the island is to shoot such predatory gulls to protect the tern colony

Despite being on the shore just below the colony this adult was alone in straffing the gull

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