Black Tern at Mormon Lake
12 May 2019, 2:30 PM,
Black Tern at Mormon Lake
Bea Cooley and I headed to the lakes this morning hoping for cranes and bitterns. As we moved along the lake we added other birders. Sadly, we found neither, and eventually we found ourselves at the south end of the lake.

I was scoping a group of white birds on the SW shore (likely avocets, but severe heat shimmer) when a BLTE flew through my view. I was able to get everyone on it because of its flight and dives and a very prominent silver fuel truck parked by the corrals that the bird was hunting in front of it.  This is my only AZ Spring record.

Since they often travel in groups, I'm thinking there are more out there.

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