The name of this large tern indicates that it is a cosmopolitan species.
It can be seen in Australia, New Zealand, the South Sea Islands, African and Eurasia.
It is about the size of a Ring-billed Gull but has a big red bill, black cap and forked tail.
At the end of the post, I will identify it.
Blue Jays migrate together in large groups.
Gallinules seemed to be common in my youth but this is the first one I have seen in years.
When I arrived at Humber Bay early this morning, there were more Midges than I have ever seen. A young woman out for a walk with her beau was reduced to running out screaming with her hands over her face.
Cormorants frequently strike this pose to dry their wings after much underwater fishing.
New promise every day of sweetness,
The next bright dawn is sure to bring;
Slow breaking into green completeness,
Fresh rapture of the early Spring! – Edith Wharton (1862-1937)
The caspian terns are so cool! They look like they are “just chillin”. Such lovely birds and fabulous morning scenes. Thanks for these photos. They make my day joyful.
Ha! I got the mystery bird, but only because I’ve seen it do this!
A WHAT? A (Common?) Gallinule?
Wow. You just keep introducing us to new birds and ducks!
Wonderful pictures, wonderful birds and ducks, wonderful scenery. Thanks, Miles!