Date: 7/22/17 5:41 pm From: Keenan Yakola <kyakola...> Subject: [Maine-birds] Seal Island NWR - Yellow-crowned Night-heron & Red-billed Tropicbird
This evening as we are settling in after dusk we observed a Yellow-crowned Night-heron being harassed by the nesting terns on the island. This is the third year in a row that this species has been observed on the island! Certainly continue this species trend of northward dispersal. In addition the Tropicbird has been seen fairly regularly barring good weather.
In addition, I would like to mention some new eBird hotspots that were added for boat trips from Vinalhaven or Stonington. Fittingly this new hotspots are called Vinalhaven-Seal Island Trip and Stonington-Seal Island Trip. I encourage you to this these hotspots to minimize species that are not seen in the immediate vicinity of the island.