Sightings for the Week of June 3, 2013

Box Turtles

Box Turtles
Photo by: Christina Mohrman

This week at Grand Bay:

3rd – Box Turtles (Terrapene carolina) recaptured #86 and #1, Rabbit (Sylvilagus sp.)

4th – Box Turtles (Terrapene carolina) recaptured #118 and #19, Speckled Kingsnake (Lampropeltis gettula)

7th – Box Turtle (Terrapene carolina) recaptured #122, great photos of young Purple Martin (Progne subis) from this year’s colony on our Facebook page

 

 

 

 

Other recent sightings that haven’t been posted yet:

Atlantic Stingray

Atlantic Stingray
Photo by: Brenna Ehmen

May 23rd – an Atlantic Stingray (Dasyatis sabina) caught at the Grand Battures during our quarterly fish monitoring

June 1st – Black Skimmer (Rynchops niger) and a flock of Brown Pelicans (Pelecanus occidentalis) seen while at Point aux Chenes capturing Seaside Sparrows (Ammodramus maritmus) for an ongoing research project.  Visit our Facebook page to see photos!

 

 

 

 

Brown Pelicans

Flock of Brown Pelicans
Photo by: Brenna Ehmen

 

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