I must be going bird crazy. Not only did I break all protocols with the last post, but here I am doing it AGAIN! As with the last post, this one also comes from a shoot only a couple of weeks old – the developer solution is still drying on these shots. Today’s featured bird seemed like a logical bookend to the recently presented Black Tern.
Yep folks, that is another Tern I get to add to my Birding Life List. Specifically, this is the Caspian variety. Pretty sure there’s a set of these in the tin from North Carolina, but these particular shots came from two other locations. The first time I encountered them (other than NC) was at Emiquon National Wildlife Refuge in Havana IL. That place has been very very good to me producing +1 after +1 almost every time we make the trek down there. Truthfully, the first time they were shot was a bit of an accident. I had taken a number of frames of a Gull while there because quite frankly.. I shoot anything that is moving (always remember the golden rule).
Hit the jump to read a bit more about the Caspian and see a few more pictures.