November 10, 2015

Caspian tern

Love the big carrot like bill on the caspian tern.

Hard to get the black eye on a black head, maybe next time.
Taken Aug 31 on Rondeau Bay.

Hydroprogne caspia

The oldest known wild Caspian Tern lived to be more than 26 years old. Average life span of Great Lakes Caspian Terns is estimated to be 12 years.
source- Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

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