Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Hammond Oregon Elegant Terns Sept. 10 2013

We searched high and low in the Lincoln City and Newport area for Elegant Terns.  They were being reported at various locations and Hammond (close to Astoria) seemed to be the best bet but it was 85 miles away.  We decided to take a chance and pass by there on the way back home to BC.  Well we didn't even have to get out of the car as we pulled into Hammond Marina.  They were flying and roosting right in front of us as we parked.  We spent a half hour there and the following pictures captured some of the terns as they foraged and flew by.  They were impossible to count but I would guess 50-100.

A few shots of the Heerman Gulls to finish off the story.  

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