End of the Pre-Season

The phenomenal migration this spring is slowly coming to a close but, we managed to see a few more highlights before heading back to the mainland on the 24th. An American Golden-Plover and a Yellow-bellied Flycatcher were two of my favorites.

Yellow-bellied Flycatcher

Yellow-bellied Flycatcher

American Golden-Plover

American Golden-Plover

The comical whining noises of the Gray Catbirds, angelic songs of the White-crowned Sparrows, and fun rarities like this Clay-colored Sparrow photographed below are unfortunately coming to an end. They will surely be missed! This pre-season we saw a total of 129 bird species including 22 species of Warbler! Our goal is 150 by the end of the season so I hope we can get the next 21!

Gray Catbird

Gray Catbird

Clay-colored Sparrow

Clay-colored Sparrow

Although the numbers of migrant songbirds are decreasing the breeding activity on the island is heating up. The number of active Puffin and Razorbill burrow are increasing! In addition, Tern eggs are seemingly falling out of the sky, making walking through the colony a stressful stroll to say the least. We are expecting chicks by the ides of June but, in the meantime I hope that you enjoy the Puffin Burrow and Loafing Ledge cameras that can be viewed on explore.org

http://explore.org/live-cams/player/puffin-burrow-cam

http://explore.org/live-cams/player/puffin-loafing-ledge-cam

Atlantic Puffin

Atlantic Puffin

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