[CT Birds] Fish in the Sound
sophiezyla at snet.net
Sat Aug 30 22:38:47 EDT 2014
I've spent a good portion of the summer on Great Gull Island with the Common and Roseate Terns. Sand lance and butterfish were scare most of the season. The fishing boats which carry us back and forth also noted the shortage of bait fish. The number off eggs were way down were the chicks banded. The weight of many juveniles has been low. While mortality may be high even in a good year, it is sad to see so many dead.
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On Aug 30, 2014, at 9:14 PM, Steve Mayo and Rebecca Horowitz via CTBirds <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org> wrote:
> Sorry, I've lost track of Don Morgan's original post.
> I know some of the LIS fishing community has noted a significant lack of bait fish throughout this summer.
> They are very interested in the birding community's observations about declines or changes in behaviors of colonial nesters (terns), long-legged waders, osprey , etc.
> It's all inter-related, folks.
> Steve Mayo
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