The Gulf of Maine population of Puffins has been growing since 1900 when Victoria was Queen of the British empire, and its growing yet,.. the puffin population, not the empire.
May 26 Little Robert's Island, the last of the Great Cormorants at Little Roberts, nesting at this site since 1994, attacked by eagles every year, for 10 years at least, abandoned in 2017 before the end of June.
This small band of Cormorant were seen at this site on May 4, there were four birds in the former nest area and two others nearby. There was no nest material nor was there displaying on May the fourth both of which would be at a colony with some commitment to breed there.
by May 28 they had apparently moved more or less together to the last viable nesting site of this species in the Gulf of Maine at Seal island.
May 29, trip to count cormorants