Birding and natural history in the New York City region - primarily.
Saturday, April 25, 2015
April 24/25 - Great Gull Island
I went out to Great Gull Island for one day to get gear out there for the start of the 2015 season. There were no terns in yet. In fact, it was quite cold with temperatures over Friday night down around freezing. There were very few birds around, but there were lots of Gray Seals around the island with some hauling themselves out on shore. I may not get back out until early June, but I expect to hear from others who are staying on the island when the terns come in, usually around May 1.
Gray Seals in the water off Great Gull Island, 04-24-2015.
Gray Seal hauled out on shore on Great Gull Island, 04-24-2015.