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Archive for June 25th, 2020

Hello all,

The activity in the Ship Island tern colony has taken a “tern” for the better over the past few days! We have observed numbers (350-400+) close to what we saw before the colony abandonment two weeks ago as well as many new active nests. We are excited to have the terns back and, finally, spending the night on the island again. Other than the Common Terns nesting on the island there are a variety of other breeders that call Ship/Trumpet Island home during the summer.

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Large Common Eider Creche!

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Savannah Sparrow 

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Spotted Sandpiper chicks freshly hatched!

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Mallard ducklings that found a liking to us during lunch break 🙂

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Spotted Sandpiper (adult) keeping as eye on its young nearby in the wetland vegetation.

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Yellow Warbler nest behind our cabin!

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Savannah Sparrow (adult) with a spider species in its beak!

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A recently fledged Savannah Sparrow waiting patiently for a parent to arrive with food 

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Savannah Sparrow fledgling 

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Yes…they are irresistibly cute! 

Stay safe and enjoy this warm weather everyone!

Cheers,

Andy

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