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"Caspian Tern"
Caspian Tern:    Ehrlich, Dobkin, and Wheye, in their 1988 publication "The Birder's Handbook", write "Tern comes from the Old Norse (taerne) and the Swedish (tarna) names for these birds. Forster's Tern is named after Johann Reinhold Forster who, in the 18th century, accompanied Captain Cook on his voyage around the world and wrote on the birds of Hudson Bay. The first specimen of the Sandwich Tern was shot in the town of that name in Kent, England; similarly the first specimen of the Caspian Tern came from the Caspian Sea."

 
May ... Columbia River at Trestle Bay, Clatsop Spit, Oregon ...

Image, 2010, Columbia River at Clatsop Spit, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Caspian Tern, Columbia River at Clatsop Spit, Oregon. Weather overcast and grey, but no rain. Image taken May 2, 2010.
Image, 2015, Trestle Bay, Astoria, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Caspian Tern and Common Terns, Trestle Bay, Clatsop Spit, Astoria, Oregon. Overcast gray day. Image taken May 20, 2015. Canon EOS 7d2, 400mm.
Image, 2015, Trestle Bay, Astoria, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Caspian Terns and Red-necked Phalarope, Trestle Bay, Clatsop Spit, Astoria, Oregon. Also Mallard female. Overcast gray day. Image taken May 20, 2015. Canon EOS 7d2, 400mm.


May ... Julia Butler Hansen Refuge, Washington ...

Image, 2009, Julia Butler Hansen Refuge, Washington, click to enlarge
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Caspian Tern, Julia Butler Hansen Wildlife Refuge, Washington. Image taken, May 8, 2009. Canon EOS 40d, 400mm.
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Caspian Tern, Julia Butler Hansen Wildlife Refuge, Washington. Image taken, May 8, 2009. Canon EOS 40d, 400mm.


... with fish ...

Image, 2009, Julia Butler Hansen Refuge, Washington, click to enlarge
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Caspian Tern, Julia Butler Hansen Wildlife Refuge, Washington. Image taken, May 8, 2009. Canon EOS 40d, 400mm.
Image, 2009, Julia Butler Hansen Refuge, Washington, click to enlarge
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Caspian Tern, Julia Butler Hansen Wildlife Refuge, Washington. Image taken, May 8, 2009. Canon EOS 40d, 400mm.


May ... Ridgefield NWR, Washington ...

Image, 2011, Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, click to enlarge Image, 2011, Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, click to enlarge
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Caspian Tern. Nice sunny warm spring day. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken May 19, 2011.

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May ... Woodland Bottoms, Woodland, Washington ...

Image, 2012, Woodland Bottoms, Washington, click to enlarge
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Caspian Terns, Woodland Bottoms, Woodland, Washington. Image taken May 26, 2012. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.
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Caspian Terns, Woodland Bottoms, Woodland, Washington. Image taken May 26, 2012. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


June ... Nisqually NWR, Washington ...

Image, 2012, Nisqually NWR, Washington, click to enlarge
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Caspian Tern, Nisqually NWR, Washington. Image taken June 27, 2012. Canon Rebel, 300mm w/1.4.


July ... Clatsop Spit, South Jetty, Oregon ...

Image, 2012, South Jetty, Clatsop Spit, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Caspian Tern, South Jetty, Clatsop Spit, Oregon. Overcast and gray. Image taken July 31, 2012. Canon Rebel, 300mm w/1.4.
Image, 2012, South Jetty, Clatsop Spit, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Caspian Tern, South Jetty, Clatsop Spit, Oregon. Overcast and gray. Image taken July 31, 2012. Canon Rebel, 300mm w/1.4.


July ... Rock Cove, Stevenson, Washington ...

Image, 2014, Rock Cove, Stevenson, Washington, click to enlarge
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Caspian Tern, Rock Cove, Stevenson, Washington. Sunny warm summer day. Image taken July 31, 2014. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.
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Caspian Tern, "F034", Rock Cove, Stevenson, Washington. Sunny warm summer day. Image taken July 31, 2014. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


August ... Columbia River at Trestle Bay, Clatsop Spit, Oregon ...

Image, 2009, Trestle Bay, Clatsop Spit, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Caspian Terns, Columbia River at Trestle Bay, Clatsop Spit, Oregon. Weather overcast and grey, but surprisingly no rain. Image taken August 8, 2009.


August ... Hammond Boat Basin, Hammond, Oregon ...

Image, 2013, Seaside Cove, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Caspian Tern, Seaside Cove, Seaside, Oregon. Beautiful summer day. Image taken August 13, 2013. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.



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