Elegant Tern push

Dave Compton
 

It was noted recently on this list that Elegant Terns had been virtually absent in the county this year. Yesterday evening, 23 August, over a 20-minute period, I counted more than 700 Elegant Terns flying up the coast past Shoreline Park in Santa Barbara. A large group had been visible as I exited my vehicle, before I started counting, and I had seen flocks flying west past East Beach a half hour earlier. So, it looks like the terns are finally here.

Dave Compton
Santa Barbara

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