Date: 9/24/17 11:26 am From: Bill Whan <billwhan...> Subject: [Ohio-birds] sooty tern data
Folks interested in more than their personal Ohio viewings of this past week's sooty tern may want to know its history in the state. We must understand "history" to mean only verified reports from humans, which go back in Ohio only over seventy years. On 5 August 1945, one was observed over Mogadore Reservoir in Portage County, an occurrence verified by Ludlow Griscom (Ohio Cardinal 28:4 p 166); note that this appearance is not included in Peterjohn's "The Birds of Ohio." Others were seen in Clermont County 12 and 13-19 July 2005 (same Cardinal issue p. 164); the observer, Donald Morse, noted that Hurricane Dennis had passed close to the Dry Tortugas earlier in July, the site where 20,000 pairs of sooties were breeding at the time. Bill Whan
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