Great greetings from your replacement correspondent! Monday on Appledore started with the passage of a cold front bringing rain at 3:00 A.M. We opened about half an hour late and the sky was clear by 7:00. The winds roared most of the day at 20 to 25 knots. Needless to say, the birds did not fly (see chart!) except for the 2 young Peregrines that spent at least half an hour playing in the wind currents around the tower. Sadly, they were too fast and too far away for our cameras. Our picture bird was the Yellow Warbler that received “BLING”!! She had been banded on 21 May 2015 as an ASY-F. Kiah spent some quality time pulling Purple Loosestrife out of the swale.
So, Kiah and Liz and David send you the graciousness of a leisurely day on Appledore Island.