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Laughing Gull -- Leucophaeus atricilla
Common Tern -- Sterna hirundo
Roseate Tern -- Sterna dougallii

Michael G Harvey
20 Aug 2009 at 12:45

    Geography
  • United States
    Massachusetts
    Barnstable County
    Locality
  • NE of Chatham; Pleasant Bay; North Cut
    Latitude/Longitude
  • 41.7074   -69.9299
    Habitats
  • Brackish Shoreline
  • Marine
  • Mudflat
    Channels
  • Stereo
    Sampling Rate
  • 48kHz
    Bit Depth
    Recorders
  • NAGRA ARES-BB+
    Microphones
  • Telinga Pro 6
    Accessories
    Equipment Note

Sunny, with 5% cloud cover, light SE wind, high tide.

Habitat: Sand bar on small (~3 acre) sandy island between harbor and open ocean.

Associated species: Leucophaeus atricilla. flock of about 2500 terns (including about 300 Sterna dougallii, the remainder S. hirundo) roosting at high tide. Occasional birds taking off or returning and landing amongst flock.

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