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    on March 4, 2014

    Thanks Earl for these photos. Raya Pruner and I, Marvin Friel, with the Florida Park Service, have been banding SNPL since 2008 for Raya's Master's Thesis. There are indeed a lot of SNPL at St. George averaging about 25 to 30 nesting pair. The female Black White : Service Black is a prolific nester near the Sugar Hill Paviliion. In general, we've discovered that many of the SNPL are year around residents where as some like around 20% do get sighted in the winter on the peninsula of Florida. Hence, they are not big migrants. The birds you saw on Perdido Key that have bands are banded by Maureen Durkin for her Master's at GINS. We have been finding that SNPL are long lived. On Tyndall Air Force base, we have a bird that is 14 years old and many on Shell Island are up to 7 years old.