Sunday, August 30, 2009

Caspian Tern playing with a crappie

Caspian Tern eating fish, originally uploaded by osprey1050.

Based on osprey1050's description it seems this Caspian Tern may have been playing with the fish. I would not be the least bit surprised if a second Caspian Tern in proximity that was this bird's youngster. Caspian Terns have a long period of parental care that anecdotally includes 'teaching' them to fish. August is the major month for post-breeding migrants to be moving south.

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