Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Forster's Tern

Today’s gift was this Forster’s Tern we found along the shore of Lake Havasu.  I probably would have over looked it as yet another Ring-billed Gull, but lucky for me we had an experienced birder with us today that picked it out right away from a group of gulls. It did not look familiar to me because of its non-breeding plumage that includes a black bill in place of the orange bill of the breeding season, and a black mask instead of the black cap. It was great find for me in that it is another fresh addition to my Mohave County list. 

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