Wow! Orange County Forster’s Tern!





~A beautiful FORSTER’S TERN at the Liberty Loop this evening, 07/01/17.~

QUICK POST: Huge thanks to Linda Scrima, who contacted me tonight to let me know she had a FORSTER’S TERN at Wallkill River NWR’s Liberty Loop. I jumped into the car and ran for the bird, and WOW, what a beautiful bird! It was perched on the measuring pole just to the left of the viewing platform, which made for a great photo op. I’ve never had FOTE in Orange County before, so this is OC bird #243 for me! Very exciting!


12 thoughts on “Wow! Orange County Forster’s Tern!”

  1. A VERY good bird in this county. I have only one previous record and that was looooong ago.
    Congrats to Lind for finding the bird and to you for recording it with the very nice photo. Seeing how that perching place is the same as used earlier by the Black Tern maybe we should refer to that structure as the TERN POST and this way we will all know what we are referring to.

    1. I’ve always found it difficult to get the catchlight in terns, Wilma, so I was happy about this shot. Matt

  2. It was a beautiful Forster’s Tern, and your photo was able to capture that beauty! This was an exciting moment during the what seems like the summer birding drought. I am glad that you were able to come see it. Thanks, everyone, for your nice comments. 🙂

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