Tag Archives: chicks

Project Puffin: Seal Island 2017 Season Summary

Since I rolled into Seal for only the post-season this year, I thought I’d brush up on the deets of what went on this summer with our beloved terns and puffins as well as the guillemots, razorbills, eiders and all … Continue reading

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The Skimmers of Lido Beach

“Yip, yip, yip!” The sound of seabirds greeted me as I crossed a strip of grassy dunes and was met by the sandy expanse of Lido Beach and the blue-green waters of the Gulf of Mexico. The sands were dotted … Continue reading

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Pining for the Field: Puerto Rico

So while I’m back to reality, much removed from the hidden world of birds, I’ll take a look back at other field jobs I’ve taken part in over the years. We’ll harken back to 2006 when I travelled to Cabo … Continue reading

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A quiet island remains

And so do I.. Wow, this season has sure gone by in a flash of feathers. The Seal Island Fearless Four came off the island on August 11th: We sported three months worth of grime and sun-browned skin. As longtime … Continue reading

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They’re growing up

I know this is Project Puffin, but oh, the terns.. I was there from the beginning, to witness mom and dad in the throes of courtship, wings drooped, tail erect, sharp bill pointed skyward as they strut in circles around … Continue reading

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Chicks galore!

So I was going to write a post about trapping Arctic Terns, which we’ve been busily doing for the past two weeks or so, but that ended when we started getting an influx of feathery fuzzballs, bursting out of eggs … Continue reading

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Foggy Daze

It’s another foggy day, keeping us out of the colony so that we don’t raise the birds off their nests. So I’ll take this morning to bring this baby of a blog up to speed. I got to Maine by … Continue reading

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