Saturday, June 28, 2014
Monday, June 23, 2014
The latest posted news from listener's Wildlife*Biologist*Son appeared today: http://shorebirdscience.org/coats-2014-03/
THEN!!! He called!!! And this time I was home!!!
He told me that the report was written 3 or 4 days ago and was supposed to be posted, but somehow it wasn't. The field crew was not pleased about that! Another post may be up tomorrow.
The news is that they have tried hard all week but have found only TWO (2) of the 340 geolocator-tagged birds! They don't know if that's because the birds did not survive or whether they went somewhere else this year. So they are spending part of their time helping the Canadian Wildlife field crew with other important work. He says they've had only one ten minute rain shower, at night, and the temps have been as high as 50 or 60 when the sun is out. Really cold in clouds, of course, as it's constantly blowing 20-25kts. Also, they haven't seen a single polar bear, as this time of year the bears are over at the coast, harassing the seabirds. I gather that they are in the middle of the island, where a large lake and marshes lie. They leave Sunday and get back home mid-week. It was sooo good to hear his voice!!
Posted by listener at 4:56:00 PM