The chill has settled into the bones of your SEANET blogger as she writes this post from Appledore Island in Maine. Helping out with the gull banding project of one Julie Ellis, I crossed the roiling waters from Portsmouth, NH, avoiding vomiting through sheer force of will. Now, a nasty weather system seems to have hunkered down over us here, and we can’t do a whole lot of banding in these conditions–taking the birds off their eggs in cold, wet, weather can place the developing embryos at risk.
So, our team is waiting out these conditions and hoping for better days ahead. Look forward to posts with more action and excitement later this week, I hope.