[CT Birds] Living On An Island Ruled By Birds | WSHU

Arthur Shippee ashippee at snet.net
Fri Nov 17 17:12:28 EST 2017


Now that sun has set, of interest.
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> Living On An Island Ruled By Birds
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> Davis Dunavin </people/davis-dunavin>
> There’s a tiny island off the coast of Connecticut. Its residents are more than ten thousand little white seabirds called terns. They have long orange beaks and sometimes ominous black tufts on their heads. There might be more terns on this island than anywhere on earth. And for fifty years, one woman has served as steward and caretaker.
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> I’m on a boat, on the way to Great Gull Island, in the middle of Long Island Sound. The boat pulls up to the pier, and the first thing I notice are the birds. They circle in a frenetic – almost swarm – over the beach, and they’re loud.
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> An elderly woman waits for me on the pier. She leans on a cane, but her eyes are bright. This is Helen Hays. ... continued on site.
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