Date: 8/3/19 7:07 pm
From: Owen Schmidt <oschmidt...>
Subject: [obol] 12-year old Caspian Tern

……. banded not so far away on an island in the Columbia River on July 13, 2007, when it was too young to fly according to the Bird Banding Laboratory, photographed July 31, 2019, on Sunset Beach, Clatsop County. With Jack Kiley and John Elizalde. Coincidentally, the average life span of Caspian Terns is estimated to be 12 years according to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

Saturday, August 3, 2019

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