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Elegant Tern

Posted by Shawn Cooper on July 24, 2021 at 10:48 pm
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In late May 2021, Tucson, Arizona, had an unusual visitor. On May 24 an Elegant Tern was observed and reported by a local birder at Lakeside Park, a city park with a 14-acre lake. This was one of only a few times this bird has been documented in the Tucson area and one of only a handful of times in Southern Arizona. I was fortunate that morning to get an eye-level shot during one of its passes over the lake.