Caspian Tern - with first-cycle Ring-billed Gull, Barton Cove, Gill, Franklin Co., MA. April 28th, 2011
After an afternoon of squally, thundery showers I called at Barton Cove late in the day to check for new arrivals. To my delight, three first-cycle Bonaparte's Gulls sat on the water just off Riverview Drive in Gill and a cursory scan of the Ring-billed Gulls resting at the public ramp (just off Rt 2 in Gill) produced the Caspian Tern - I was a tad surprised to find it resting on the shore. It gave exquisite views, both at rest and in flight. Another Common Loon had dropped in to join the two in the Cove from this morning, and a Gray Catbird called from the brambles close to the Emu pens by the boat ramp.
Bonaparte's Gull - first-cycle, one of three present, Barton Cove, Gill, Franklin Co. MA. April 28th, 2011