Date: 9/5/19 9:11 am From: Jelmer Poelstra (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Subject: About 270 Common Terns at Falls Lake
There was a large flock of Common Terns at Falls Lake this morning, seen from Rolling view. I estimated about 270 birds, which appears to be, by far, a high count for the Triangle area.
There were also 3 Black Terns that were mostly cruising around by themselves, but I could not see any other species of tern among the group. That said, I could have easily overlooked one or more of a few similar species due to distance and did not stay very long to extensively check them.
I guess there are good odds that they will remain and perhaps more terns etc will come in today due to Dorian. In other words, might be worth to have a look there or at Jordan Lake.
Jelmer Poelstra Durham
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