Ted, the Gull, and Bandwidth - UPDATE March 23, 2020

TedTedOn this nice sunny morning, Ted went for a short walk; but it was a longer walk than I’ve heard of so far in 2020. I know how he feels. In the northland, we always look forward to spring at this time of year.Ted on a walkTed on a walk

The gull named 6 o’clock was back, probably also looking forward to spring. He is too early to find any open water. Undoubtedly hungry and knowing where the food is, he perched on top of the 40-foot white pine stump. Once we noticed him, we tossed bologna in front of the window by my desk. He spotted it, flew down to the railing and from there to the window where he also showed the signature dot on his right iris.

I suspect that coronavirus was behind the cams being down for awhile yesterday. With more people at home and students and businesses relying on the internet, our local internet provider apparently was having trouble keeping up with the bandwidth demand. I hope things get back to usual soon. In the meantime, all we can do is try to be safe and hope we at least can use the internet to connect.

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Thank you for all you do.
Lynn Rogers, Biologist, Wildlife Research Institute and North American Bear Center