I was on the eastern end of Great Gull Island this morning and was able to spend a few minutes looking for the Bridled Tern. At least at 11:45 am I did not see it. This does not necessarily mean anything. Obviously, the bird must go out and feed sometime and I have no idea what its feeding schedule might be. I will check for it when I can and post updates (positive or negative) as I have them.
Again, my usual caveat that there is no unauthorized landing on the island. The area the Bridled frequents is easily visible from a boat, but please remember there are rocks just offshore, so a safe distance must be maintained. I posted a map of the island on my Inwood Birder blog. Joe DiCostanzo -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://email@example.com/maillist.html 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/NYSBirds-L 3) http://birding.aba.org/maillist/NY01 Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ --