By: Debra Hess
Yankee Freedom II Naturalist
|This Brown Noddy built the largest nest I have ever seen with lots of seaweed and sticks||Masked Booby birds with eggs on Hospital Key|
May Bird Blog
May is a month I normally spend in Alaska, but this summer I elected to stay on the Yankee Freedom II as a naturalist until Mid-July, returning in early September. I am excited to see the Masked Booby chicks grow and to see the Roseate and Bridled terns nest, but probably most excited to watch the Sooty terns prepare their chicks for departure to the waters off Africa where these young birds will live over the open ocean eating fish and drinking seawater for three to five years.