Friday, October 12, 2012

On October 22 our Great Gull Island website will have been up for a year and we are all very pleased at the number of hits we have had, 3211 so far. It is great fun for us to see the red dots filling in on the map.  I want to thank all of you who have mentioned that you like our website.  It is great to hear from you and I always feel a little badly that I can’t thank you right away for emailing.  Utku did a wonderful job setting up the website and is doing a great job maintaining it from Turkey! During the next few months I will try to keep posting things on the blog to keep you up to date with what we are doing in the office and in the field.  I just received the following pictures and couldn’t resist including them here.

Last summer Dick Young, one of our field assistants on Great Gull Island took the following pictures near a nest in front of the headquarters building. The second chick in this nest died, so this was the “only chick” in the nest.  At about two weeks of age it still wanted to be brooded and its mother, difficult as it was, was not averse to trying to cover the chick!