Black Tern 2? Oso Flaco
This morning I heard Herb and Jeff found the black tern (same one as reported at oso on 8-19?) at SMRE.
Well, I birded Oso Flaco this afternoon and saw a Black Tern. It was perched on the wooden duck blind pole nearest the boardwalk as you first walk in. I got really good looks at the bird perching. I also watched it fly around a lot. My overall impression is that the spur is lighter, and the forehead seemed to have a larger amount of white. The body also seemed less smudged under the wings. Still juvenile in appearance. The 1st tern I saw never perched. This one seemed to perch every 20 minutes or so.
That said, I saw it in full sun today. Last time it was sunset/after sunset. So that alone could be why things look different.
So there are a few scenarios to consider...
1. It's the same bird and it flew back to Oso after HerbJeff saw it.
2. HerbJeff's bird is the a bird and the bird at Oso is continuing.
3. It's a new bird. And the HerbJeff bird is the 1st bird.
You following me? Good because my eyes are crossed and I'm not even sure that made sense.
I'd love to hear if anyone else saw a black tern at Oso this morning while the other one was also being seen.
Interested parties can see my digiscoped picture here.
The fantastically gorgeous leucistic Barn Swallow is still flying around like a ghost. Impossible to miss.
Looks like two pretty good birders were at Oso this morning but no report of Black Tern. I wonder if the bird flew back!? It’d be good to know if we were dealing with one or two birds. If it’s just one, then it moves around quite a bit.toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
On Saturday, August 22, 2020, 8:36 PM, petra schaaf <pcschaaf@...> wrote: