Caspian Terns and Sanderlings at Kirby


Once again, Lake Kirby has produced a couple of more rarities for the Big Country. This Caspian Tern (above) was spotted and photographed August 30, 2008, by Lorie Black.

A week later (September 6), another Caspian Tern was seen but with a juvenile:


Lorie thinks this is a different adult tern from the one seen last week. The one last week had a pronounced black tip; this bird did not. The juvenile was posturing and begging to be fed!


And if that’s not enough excitement for you, a couple of Sanderlings were present also:


Both species are rare for the Big Country. Other sightings for this weekend can be found on our Sightings page.