July 7th - On the morning trip we had good looks at an adult POMARINE JAEGER that was chasing a couple of terns, I was so focused on the jaeger that I didn't get an ID on the two terns. The bird was sighted just north of Whitehorse island and was striking with a very long tail. No photos... guess I need to start having my camera at the ready...
Afterwards we visited Whitehorse island, it was high tide and I was able to see well into the kittiwake nests for the first time since the chicks hatched. To my surprise I saw a number of nests with two chicks in them. Looks like they are having a good year and I will be following the young birds closely as they grow. See below for photos!
On the evening tour of July 7th I spotted a large tern flying past Green's Point lighthouse, at first we were fairly close to it and I was able to ID it as a CASPIAN TERN, a new species for the Quoddy Link! By the time I got my camera out the bird was fairly distant but I managed to get a couple photos you can see below.
Also of interest on the 7th was a PEREGRINE FALCON that was hunting over the town of St. Andrews. I watched the bird flush several pigeons which narrowly escaped the birds talons.
July 8th - A immature RED-TAILED HAWK was spotted soaring over Wilson's Beach, on Campobello Island.
|Kittiwake with chick|
|Two nests with two kittiwake chicks in each|
|Kittiwakes with chicks|
|Eider duck chick|
|Eider duck chicks with mother|
|Immature common loon|
|Immature Red-Tailed Hawk|