[CT Birds] Great Gull Island Terns

Stacy Hanks flybird at optonline.net
Sat Jun 19 19:21:38 EDT 2010


Just came home after spending a week working out at Great Gull Island, NY. Considered the largest Tern Colony in North America, over 9000 Common Tern nests marked and over 700 Roseate nests. The Roseate nests are down from 1400 last year. Possible predation?
The peak of hatching was about 5 days earlier than last year, although the birds hadn't arrived any earlier.
Stacy Hanks
Milford, CT



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