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Common Tern at Sweetwater Reservoir

7:19 pm

Hello! This is my first post here!
My wife Beverly and I only recently started birding actively – since around May of this year. I’m completely new to this while Beverly has a bit more experience (and I have her to thank for getting me into it!)
Tonight was our first visit to the Sweetwater Reservoir. Around 4:30pm as we were leaving, we observed a Common Tern on a buoy near the parking lot (lifer for both of us, but I’m pretty confident about the id). Since they seem very rarely reported this far east, I thought it might be worth mentioning here.
We’ll post the checklist later, but here’s a video for now:

Ruslan Balagansky
San Diego (Mira Mesa), CA