Late this evening, for the first time in weeks, I biked to the lakeshore at Treman State Marine Park. The OSPREY family there is doing well: one adult (presumably the male) perched on the bowsprit, the other (presumably the female) stood in the nest feeding 3 large and scruffy youngsters who are getting their feathers but don't wear them well yet. I scoped the red lighthouse and breakwater and counted 24 CASPIAN TERNS, apparently all adults, and including a few I could see fishing. This seems like a lot to me so early in the season, but it didn't impress eBird, so maybe it's just that I haven't been keeping up. I assume these are unsuccessful parents, and those who raised young will join them later.
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