Meagan Thomas, a Watchable Wildlife Biologist with the Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources, blogs regularly about the seabirds nesting in their new habitat at the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel.

In her April report she describes the "tale of two islands."

"The DWR and partners have invested thousands of hours into making Rip Raps Island an idyllic safe haven for the birds during the nesting season; meanwhile, just mere feet away, an equal amount of time is being spent at South Island to deter the birds from establishing a summer home onsite."

Here is the link to Meagan's extensive April report of the returning birds at Rip Raps Island and the unusual deterrent