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Pomarine Jaeger #1 Jeffreys Ledge Nov 22 2013

Jeffreys Ledge Pomarine Jaegers

I visited Jeffreys Ledge today with Eastmans and was pleasantly surprised by the action. Normally mid-July to mid-September is peak on the ledge, but this summer the birds didn’t materialize, perhaps related to food distribution in the Gulf of Maine (itself related to ocean warming?). The numbers today were actually quite impressive given the time of […]

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Jeffreys Ledge, August 4 2013

New Hampshire whale and birdwatching

I visited Jeffreys Ledge on August 16 2009 and recorded 70 Manx Shearwaters, 280 Cory’s Shearwaters, 1960 Sooty Shearwaters, and 4690 Great Shearwaters, and in excess of 1000 Wilson’s Storm-Petrels. Other birds that day included 11 Red-necked Phalaropes, 2 Black-legged Kittiwakes, a Pomarine Jaeger, and 6 Parasitic Jaegers. Granted that was a remarkable year, and […]

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