Date: 9/13/17 8:34 am From: Brian Patteson <patteson1...> Subject: Sabine's Gull at Cape Hatteras
I found a juvenile Sabine’s Gull at Cape Point this morning. It was resting with a couple of young Laughing Gulls just west of the ORV closure a few hundred yards before you get to the channel between the point and “Shelly Island.” It flew off and headed out to sea, but it might be worth checking later to see if comes back as there are plenty of gulls and terns feeding in the nearby waters and coming back to rest on the point. There is now also a separation between the north beach and the south beach in the area that opened up last night. This channel is bringing fish in and there are dozens of Caspian Terns in the area in addition to a few hundred Royal Terns.