Forster’s Tern With Prey And A Common Black-Hawk In Utah!

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Today, readers get a “twofer”: a Forster’s Tern with prey and a rare Common Black-hawk. […]

Forster’s Tern In Flight

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The Forster’s Tern is the only tern that is almost entirely restricted to North America year around. They’re sometimes called “marsh terns” because they breed primarily in fresh, brackish and saltwater marshes, including here in northern Utah. Prior to the Migratory Bird Treaty Act Forster’s Terns were hunted for the millenary trade and because of their habit of hovering over other individuals that had been killed they were particularly vulnerable to being shot. […]