Tuesday, April 22, 2014 Arctic Terns!

Seward, Alaska
Happy Earth Day!

Ching! Another gold coin! Five actually! Joyous, buoyant, rocketing ARCTIC TERNS repossessed the beach airspace, out-classing the Mew Gulls, Ravens, and even the mighty Bald Eagles. Welcome home, incredible travelers!

I watched one Arctic Tern swoop overhead, proudly carrying a small herring for his intended beloved. Suddenly the fish slipped and began a short free fall. The tern expertly snatched it up and sailed off to continue the show and tell, feeling mighty fine.

John M reported finding 3 yesterday, FOS, looking very tired. A good night's rest, and they're good as new.

Also reported today by Robin C, FOS SAVANNAH SPARROW.

Thanks to Richard Hocking of the ASLC for the fish identification.

Happy Birding!
Carol Griswold
Seward Sporadic Bird Report Reporter

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