Date: 7/9/18 7:08 pm From: Richard Guthrie <richardpguthrie...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> Subject: [HMBirds] Caspian Tern - New Baltimore
This evening, July 9th, there was a Caspian Tern flying by New Baltimore - southbound. I heard it calling from quite a ways away as it approached; and it continued calling after it passed by.
There has been a noticeable uptick in the number of Caspian Terns in the area this year so far. Interesting.
Also noted today - several (~12) Ring-billed Gulls southbound - mostly adults. The number of them going by is increasing daily.
Last evening, I watched a large skein of Mallard/Amer. Black Ducks flying south at dusk. The evening before, there was a similar group of about 50 also southbound at dusk. Although this might have been the same group of birds +/- going to roost.
The male R-t. Hummingbird in the yard is still doing his courtship "dance". If you've never seen that performance, watch. It's very interesting and more complex than what first meets the eye - as if that weren't enough to satisfy.