[Tweeters] Arctic Tern in Kittitas County, WA

Dennis Paulson dennispaulson at comcast.net
Mon Sep 1 12:25:31 PDT 2008

Hello, tweets.

Don't jump in your cars. This Arctic Tern was at Wanapum State Park,
south of Vantage, on September 17, 2006. There were several terns
flying over the river that I thought were Common Terns, and I was
tickled to see one perched on a rock at shore that allowed us to
photograph it. Not until many months later, while going through my
photos, did it dawn on me that the rock-perching one was in fact a
first-year Arctic Tern. Yesterday I visited the state park, and I got
to wondering how many records of Arctic Terns there were from
Kittitas County, so I checked the list of bird county records on the
WOS website and found that there are apparently no such records. So I
thought it was worth a (somewhat embarrassing) post.

Dennis Paulson
1724 NE 98 St.
Seattle, WA 98115
dennispaulson at comcast.net

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