Date: 8/28/19 9:22 am From: Brian Bockhahn (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Subject: Falls Lake black terns and not too exciting herring gull
A quick stop at Sandling Beach today around 9am found 8 black terns, all non breeding plumage and one juvenile herring gull on the beach. It then flew over my head, circled and landed near my feet, begging for food or recognizing the green and gray park uniform? No sign of the juvenile little gull but it's a big lake and when I left the black terns were nowhere to seen, maybe they were up Ledge Creek towards the boat ramp.
Sandling and Rollingview are still charging $7 vehicle entry fee up until 5pm, and park is open until 9pm. As of Sep 1 parks close at 8pm. After labor day vehicle entry fee only on weekends.