On April 30, 2015, Pratt Museum staff and consultants made the annual trek to Gull Island to install the camera used to view nesting seabirds. Over the summer, visitors to the museum can remotely control the camera to view kittiwakes, common murres, puffins, guillemots, cormorants, sea otters and more. This year’s trip included replacing the solar array used to power the camera. We decided to document this entire process and create a time-lapse view of the work. Here is an abbreviated look at a couple of hours spent on the island.
As of this post, May 6, the SeeBird Camera is online at the Pratt Museum. There are already numerous murres rafting offshore, and some kittiwakes on the island. Visit the Pratt Museum’s Marine Gallery to explore the island for yourself!