Category Archives: Terns

Good times for birdwatching

If you love birds, you know this is one of the most exciting (and fun!) times of the year. Residents are courting and singing, and a variety of species are stopping by on their way to their northern homes. Click on pictures to enlarge.

white faced ibis

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Greater yellowlegs

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Savannah sparrow

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Caspian tern

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American bittern

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Egrets in fog

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Sora

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Wilson's Phalarope

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Busy Wetlands

It has been a busy few days at the Wakarusa Wetlands. The wet, cool weather has been especially good for early morning walks. Shorebirds are arriving in abundance and year-round residents are busy staking out territory, courting, and gathering nest materials. Click on pictures to enlarge.

Common yellow-throat warbler

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Goslings

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White-crowned sparrow

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Caspian tern

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Cormorants

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Egret and terns

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Western kingbird

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Caspian Tern

While I occasionally see Caspian terns at Clinton Lake at this time of year, I have never been privileged to get such a long look. This one kept coming back to the same spot and watching him/her dive head first into the water was just pretty darn amazing. Click on pictures to enlarge.

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