Orange County Caspian Tern, 04/15/20

After work I went to the Newburgh Waterfront to chase the Iceland Gull that Bruce Nott reported earlier in the day. I had no luck with the ICGU, but as luck would have it, I found a CASPIAN TERN! I was super excited to see this bird and I put the word out immediately. Bruce Nott arrived just before all the gulls, and the tern picked up and flew. I tracked the tern as it headed south along the river and eventually out of view.

~Right on! CASPIAN TERN taking off at the Newburgh Waterfront, 04/15/20.~

John Haas arrived shortly after the bird flew. The three of us tried to relocate the bird, searching areas to the south, but we weren’t having any luck. We reconvened at the waterfront, where the Lesser Black-backed Gull made another appearance. I decided to call it a night; I was just about to pull out when my phone rang – it was John – the Caspian Tern had returned! I was happy all three of us were able to get the bird.

~Excellent bird for the county! CASPIAN TERN at the Newburgh Waterfront, 04/15/20.~
~CATE in flight, Newburgh Waterfront 04/15/20.~

6 thoughts on “Orange County Caspian Tern, 04/15/20”

    1. Anytime John. I was surprised by that photo, I don’t actually remember taking it! Things happen fast sometimes, I guess. Good to see you tonight. Matt

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