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Daily Archives: June 22, 2010

Louisiana report: Helping a less-than Magnificent Frigatebird

By on Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010 - 8 Comments

On our way out to Iron Banks, we passed a female Magnificent Frigatebird bobbing in open water, half-submerged. Something was wrong: these are usually the most aerial of birds. They eat many a fish without ever touching the water, by … Continue reading

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Louisiana report: A rookery in the Iron Banks (slideshow)

By on Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010 - 7 Comments

Yesterday morning we were up early to visit the Iron Banks area east of the Mississippi River. We crossed by ferry, Capt. Iverson‘s fishing boat on a trailer behind his Suburban. The ferry dashed across the Big Muddy like a … Continue reading

Posted in Birds, conservation, field reports, News, oil spill | 7 Comments