sterna (tern) caspia (of the Caspian Sea)
Sunday, August 24, 1980 — 2:20 pm
Illinois Beach State Park, Illinois — Lake Michigan
It was a beautiful day, and my wife and I decided to drive to the lake and take a stroll along the beach. Of course, I brought my binoculars along. The park was pretty crowded, but we had a good time. The Caspian Terns were flying up and down the shoreline, close to the beach. We saw a few with fish in their bills. Occasionally, one would hover in one spot for a few seconds.