Connecticut continued to be a great place in May to look for new species I’ve never seen before.
At the Coastal Center at Milford Point, I found a mixed flock of shorebirds and terns sitting just off shore. Many of them were new sightings for me (more on that later), including this common tern. This tern was a little bit bigger than the least terns, plus the beak and legs were a little more red.
The tern only stayed around for a little while, and it was the only one I saw during my visit. Sometimes though, that’s all you need!