Tuesday, November 19, 2013

This photo reminds of the potential to create a network of people that share an interest in research organisms that co-occur.  Caspian terns have a lot of species that they share a frame with and the network could be exceptionally diverse.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Caspian Tern banding by at Calvin College with the crew of Keith Grasman in 2011

Good times with undergraduates.

Beach Patrol in New Zealand yields a colour ringed Tara Nui or as we'd say in the US a color banded Caspian Tern.  Must figure out who is marking these birds, this is clearly a hatch year bird that did not make it.

A really bad tern of events in 2009 http://www.oregonlive.com/news/index.ssf/2009/07/protected_seabird_mowed_down_i.html
Breaking in the New [Tern] Lens by Ingrid Taylar yields a resighting of a marked Caspian Tern http://www.thefreequark.com/2012/05/breaking-in-the-new-tern-lens/ Her blog post has some exceptional photos of Caspian Terns and I am especially impressed with the large salmonid
and the angle of this tern in an early dive