|adult Bridled Tern - 08/03/2018 - Great Gull Island|
Saturday, August 4, 2018
August 3 - Bridled Tern on Great Gull Island
For the third summer in a row a Bridled Tern has appeared on Great Gull Island. It is almost certainly the same bird. This year it was first spotted by Sean Sime it was in the dock blind. He called me from there to say he had gotten a glimpse of a bird that might be a Bridled disappearing behind the rocks on the northeast side of the island. I offered to go take a look. I found the bird flying around in the same area it had frequented last early-September. Sean and his daughter Genna came out to see it when I called him to confirm that the Bridled was there. When it landed on the north rocks, it was probably only about ten yards from where I had photographed it last year.