Sunday, April 29, 2012

The space shuttle Enterprise (photo was taken in Northern Manhattan)

In the morning of April 27th,  the space shuttle Enterprise was flown into New York City to eventually go to the Intrepid museum on the Hudson River. Before it landed at JFK Airport, they flew it around the city including up the Hudson River.

photo by Joe DiCostanzo

Monday, April 2, 2012

I just wanted to thank all of you who have emailed that you like the Great Gull Island website! Our webmaster, Utku Perktas has done an excellent job and continues to do so from Turkey!

Speaking of which, one of the things I like to check on the web site is the map on the main page.  I noticed today there are a total of 78 checks of the web site from Turkey with only two states, both in the US with more hits: New York State with 826 and Connecticut 94.  So far people in 22 countries and 31 states, plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico have checked the site.

Onward and upward and all the best for spring!



Sunday, April 1, 2012

Recent news about bill color pattern of the Roseate Terns

Veronica Neves from the Azores reports that bill color change for Roseate Terns in the Azores is similar to the pattern described by Cormons for Roseate Terns on Great Gull Island.

Tony Tree reports from South Africa that the color change from black to red on the bills of Roseate Terns he studies is, “virtually complete, if not complete, at the time the eggs hatch.”