Thursday, August 31, 2017

MA - Gill Caspian Terns

Caspian Tern - juvenile, Barton Cove, Gill, Franklin Co., MA. August 31st, 2017.

Had my first local birding sojourn in a while finding two Caspian Terns at Barton Cove, an adult and a begging juvenile. Nice to see, and slightly surprising in view of the calm conditions. Moreover, this was my first fall observation with spring being a much likely time to catch up with this species locally. Also of note recently, a Yellow-bellied Flycatcher calling in our yard for about ten minutes at dusk on the 29th.