Royal Tern (Thalasseus maximus)

Ossining Waterfront, NY, June 8, 2023

First seen in Cuba on February 20, 2016. This was during our CUBA: Birds, Bath, and Beyond trip with SMRA Audubon.

We saw several more a year and a half later on another SMRA birding trip to Texas in November 2017: Birding Along the Border

My first US sightings were in New Jersey in November 2021.

And two showed up near home at the Ossining Waterfront on June 8, 2023. I love the hairdo that reminds me of a Centauri from Babylon 5.

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