Saturday, July 13, 2013
West Bank tern colony abandoned
Today I visited a tern colony site from last year on the rooftop of an abandoned Schwegmann's below the high rise bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway on General DeGaulle.
There were no birds present. I first listened and watched from ground level, and then my friend (thanks Tom!) drove me over the bridge so I could scan down on the roof with binoculars. Nada.
This colony was thriving last year, with both of our rooftop nesting terns- Least and Gull-billed. There is no telling where they may have moved to- hopefully they found another roof somewhere nearby. Roof top tern colonies do shift locations from time to time.
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