[CT Birds] Sandy Point Caspian Tern

Mark Aronson markaronson at gmail.com
Sun Aug 7 14:11:38 EDT 2016

Sandy Point West Haven, August 7.  A Caspian Tern caught a fish in the cove between the sewage treatment facility and the sandbar.  A ring billed gull pursued it for three or so minutes.  Finally the tern managed to swallow the fish and land on the beach -- where it promptly coughed it up, and was then beset by three laughing gulls which chased the tern for another minute or two.  The tern once again managed to potion the fish head first and swallowed.  This time for good.  It seems to have moved on in the rising tide.  Last seen at 1:45.  Mark

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