Wednesday, July 25, 2018

July 20 two trips to Seal Island,

 Gimme a Hulla, Brimstone
 bridled Murre, in the Bay
 Un-bridled Murre, in Murre Cove
 Red-billed Topicbird,  and black-back on pike

 Red-billed Tropicbird, Seal Island
 Harlequin molted male Little Brimstone.
Valerian, Robert's Island.

july 17 birdbath, July 19 2 trips to Seal

July 17 birdbath, July 19 2 trips to Seal

black-throated Green bathing while fledgling myrtle waits
three fledgling myrtle warblers

July 19th am trip to Seal Island.

 dead black-backed gull, shot and head put on pike, for eating tern chicks, predator elimination is still relevant,  we hear a lot about "innovative techniques for seabird restoration" from National Audubon, but as Stella Walsh said when asked what do you mean when you say seabird restoration?... "killing gulls"
 Black Guillemot
 Razorbill, Puffin, Murre, Murre Cove, Seal Island
 Great Cormorant chicks and adult still attending, Seal Island
 Imm eagle Otter Island,
 Taza, Lanes Nubble ledge.

July 19 pm trip to Seal Island,
 Arctic tern

 Red-billed Trpoicbird

 Eiders, double crested Cormorant, and a Great Cormorant.

 Arctic Tern, over Seal Island
Arctic tern

 young gannet, taking off through greater shearwaters
Saddleback, Blue Hill,

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

july 15 &16 birdbath and Prophetic Rooster

July 15 &16 birdbath and Prophetic Rooster, N'golo Kante
 second year redstart male
 some black feathers on the head and breast

 male Myrtle

Prophetic Rooster,  Keith knew the French would prevail when he discovered this handsome Rooster in fine condition at the old granite quarry on the other end of the Island during the group stage.

This whole month my dory has been called N'golo Kante,  "Il est petit, il est gentile"

july 13

july 13

Minnamurra, el Cangrajero real
many people on Seal Island
Minnamurra, Starlight Express, and Maine Maritime training vessel,  I think.
Great Cormorants, Seal Island