Gusty SW winds took Becky back to the mainland in the morning. The temperature at 6 a.m. was 76 degrees!
Kiah and I spent more time extracting leaves than birds today. Only 15 birds banded today. A few firsts for the fall season: Cedar Waxwings & American Goldfinch.
A chance sighting of a first year Laughing Gull, hanging out by the high tide dock (pictures below).
The winds died down by late afternoon but the temperature did not! At 8 p.m. the temperature was still in the mid-70s.
Young gulls, besides begging for food from parents, are also figuring out food sources. We’ve seen young gulls picking up bark and feathers, pecking at pebbles, pecking at a soccer ball, and trying out marigolds.
Warm greetings from Appledore,