[CT Birds] Falkner, right? Re: Bridled Tern Yes
driordan at snet.net
Sun Aug 6 17:14:43 EDT 2017
Menunkatuck went round and round about the spelling when we were working on the tern cams. Here's what we settled on:
The official name of the island is spelled Falkner. In the 1800s it was Faulkners Island. In 1891 the U.S.Board of Geographic Names established its name as Falkner Island. The Faulkner’s Island Light Brigade uses a version of the old spelling.
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>>> Maybe it's autocorrect, but there's no "u", right?
> Wikipedia, not totally reliable but useful none the less, favors the no "u" non-possessive spelling, but it lists both. So I don't worry about it.
> "Falkner Island (also called Faulkner's Island) is a 2.87-acre (1.16 ha) crescent-shaped island located in Long Island Sound 3 miles (5 km) off the coast of Guilford, Connecticut, United States."
> Roy Harvey
> Beacon Falls, CT
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