Monday, July 14, 2014

quick update re plover numbers and sandwich tern

Piping Plover Numbers

Latest report from biological staff:  Refuge beach  28 pairs, 6 nests,  52 chicks, 6 fledglings;  Sandy Point 4 pairs,  1 nest, 10 chicks;  Town beach 2 pairs, 1 nest, 1 chick.

 The Tern Extravaganza Continues

According to various postings on massbird, the Sandwich Tern is still being seen from the Lot 1 boardwalk. In other tern news, Prince of Plum Island Doug Chickering reported great looks at a Gull-billed Tern over the salt pannes and a possibility of a second Gull-billed Tern at Sandy Point reported by one of the Bobs.

Obligatory Photo of Anything

Because all blog posts must have photos and I haven't taken any today, here is a photo of a Great Black Back being the boss of all it surveys on Friday.

I Am the Boss of the Beach and the Ocean

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