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Longtails spotted off Coney Island, Spittal Pond

The first sign of Spring in Bermuda has arrived early this year, with Longtails spotted near Coney Island and Spittal Pond.

The birds usually arrive mid-February but are believed to have come to the Island early this year due to the recent stretch of mild weather.

Bermuda Audubon Society president Andrew Dobson said: “The white-tailed tropicbirds [more commonly known as Longtails] spend the non-breeding season on the ocean to our south.

“The Longtails return to Bermuda to breed, and the population of some 2,000-plus birds is one of the largest concentrations of tropicbirds found in the region.”

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Published February 06, 2012 at 9:07 am (Updated February 06, 2012 at 9:06 am)

Longtails spotted off Coney Island, Spittal Pond

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