sage-bird: Common Tern Outer Green Island, Maine #302Several…

Monday, September 17th, 2018


Common Tern

Outer Green Island, Maine


Several of these have been seen lately at Ocean Beach Park, out west of Lompoc. It’s an hour and half drive for me, so I can’t just up and go, but new county year birds are hard to come by past #300, so last Saturday I set the alarm for 0430 and tried for them.

And… nope. Lots of terns on the sandbar across the bay from the only accessible spot; I stared through my spotting scope for as long as I had, but no luck.

I came home, but later that day a report came in from someone who’d seen them out there shortly after I left. Sigh.

Fast-forward to this morning. I wanted to play with the new camera, so I headed down to the end of Linden Avenue (5 minutes from home) before work to take pictures of gulls. And…

Hello, Common Tern! 😀👍

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brooklynbridgebirds:Common TernBrooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 2

Saturday, July 21st, 2018


Common Tern
Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 2

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