Date: 7/8/18 5:41 pm
From: Joseph DiCostanzo <jdicost...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] great shearwaters: Gardiners Bay/Block Island area
We have had seals staying around Great Gull Island all summer for probably the last five years or so.

Joe DiCostanzo

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> On Jul 8, 2018, at 1:20 PM, Bruce Horwith <bruce.horwith...> wrote:
>
> I fished yesterday behind Gardiners Island (south of the Gull islands) among hundreds of terns (common, roseate and a few least) and gulls (mostly herring and great black backed), but there also were several great shearwater present. This is only the second time in the last 20 years (last year being the first) that I have seen shearwaters in this area this time of year. That plus the presence of a seal in July (not sure whether it is a late stayer or an early arrival), suggest changing conditions in this part of the world.
>
> Bruce Horwith
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