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Things take a tern when ge takes a loan from a wealthy neighbor and his coerced into becoming a FBI informant on the man.
On some of their closest neighbors, the Line Islands one thousand miles to the east, it's already been 2018 for twenty-six hours by the time the terns and boobies on Howland and Baker finally see midnight.
Irma, a slower mover that had spent more time over land before passing to our west on Sept. 12 apparently displaced terns as the most prevalent group of affected birds at our reservoirs.
Through these observations, the researchers found that most common terns are monogamous to a fault.
The spike in the numbers of hawks, sparrows, robins, terns, and other songbirds and shorebirds — and a few rare species — is being driven by northwest winds and a pattern of cold fronts that have emerged along the East Coast over the past month.
Lighter, more buoyant flyers like terns, will stay with the storm longer.
The island is a nesting site for rare species of petrels, shearwaters and terns.
Whales spouted, dolphins broke the water, pelicans skimmed, terns dove, and sea lions spun all around me.
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