Caspian Tern (Hydroprogne caspia)

Above and below four: Recently returned Caspian Terns on Assateague Island, Maryland (8/9/2009).

Below: A Caspian Tern roosting with a Sandwich Tern on Assateague Island, Maryland (8/9/2009).

Below two: Caspian Terns return to Elkton Marsh, Maryland (8/3/2010). First image shows a very young juvenile on its first trip south.

Caspian Terns return to Elkton Marsh, Maryland (8/3/2010). First image shows a very young juvenile on its first trip south. Photo by Bill Hubick.

Caspian Terns return to Elkton Marsh, Maryland (8/3/2010). First image shows a very young juvenile on its first trip south. Photo by Bill Hubick.

Below: A Caspian Tern drops in on Rocky Gap SP in Allegany Co., Maryland (4/20/2008). The stormy weather in western Maryland on this date (4/20/08) caused a noteworthy fallout of terns, gulls, loons, and grebes.

Below: A Caspian Tern plunge-dives for lunch off Assateague Island, Maryland (8/17/2008).

Below: A Caspian Tern flies over the Big Sit at Bayside, Assateague Island (10/10/10).

A Caspian Tern flies over the Big Sit at Bayside, Assateague Island (10/10/10). Photo by Bill Hubick.

Below: An adult Caspian Tern roosting on Assateague Island, Maryland (8/21/2011).

An adult Caspian Tern roosting on Assateague Island, Maryland (8/21/2011). Photo by Bill Hubick.

Below: An immature Caspian Tern foraging at Swan Creek, Maryland (8/10/2011).

An immature Caspian Tern foraging at Swan Creek, Maryland (8/10/2011). Photo by Bill Hubick.

Below: A Caspian Tern (left) and Royal Tern (right) on Assateague Island, Maryland (8/21/2011).

A Caspian Tern (left) and Royal Tern (right) on Assateague Island, Maryland (8/21/2011). Photo by Bill Hubick.

Below: A Caspian Tern in flight at Swan Creek, Maryland (9/11/2011).

A Caspian Tern in flight at Swan Creek, Maryland (9/11/2011). Photo by Bill Hubick.

Below: Caspian Terns roosting with Laughing Gulls at Swan Creek, Maryland (9/11/2011).

Caspian Terns roosting with Laughing Gulls at Swan Creek, Maryland (9/11/2011). Photo by Bill Hubick.


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