Thursday, April 23, 2009

Caspian Tern-April 21, 2009

Headed up to Turners Falls (Barton's Cove) after work hoping the Caspian Tern that Mark Fairbrother found earlier in the day would still be around- I was not disappointed. When I arrived Dennis McKenna was already on the Tern, (still sitting on the docks) along with the two Bonaparte’s Gulls that Mark also reported. The Caspian Tern was in beautiful breeding plumage and although the weather was still overcast and raining, I was still a little surprised it hung around. The bad weather also forced down...

Ring-necked Duck 1- Male
Common Merganser 40
Red-breasted Merganser 4- females
Red-throated Loon 1 Winter Plumage. (Located by Dennis)
Horned Grebe 1-Breeding Plumage
Red-necked Grebe 11-mixed plumages
Ring-billed Gull 9
Herring Gull 4
Great Black-backed Gull 2
Tree Swallow 60
Northern Rough-winged Swallow (1)

Caspian Tern- Turners Falls
Caspian Tern coming in above the Bonaparte's Gulls

Bonaparte's Gulls- Turners Falls

Caspian Tern-Bonaparte's Gulls-Ring-billed Gull

Red-breasted Merganser

Red-breasted Mergansers- Three of the four birds.
Good Birding,