Nesting Caspian Terns, Malheur NWR, OR, USA

Caspian Terns are nesting and raising chicks on a one-acre rock fill island located on the south-central side of Malheur Lake. The island was designed, funded and constructed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to encourage nesting of migrating Caspian terns on Malheur Lake rather than in the Columbia River estuary. (notice the painted wooden decoys to attract birds)

Check out the latest updates and the live web cam: http://www.fws.gov/malheur/

(via: USFWS - NW Region)     (images: USFWS and Nichole Cook)


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    It is also interesting to note the other half of this project which involves the extermination of thousands of terns...
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    That baby tern’s mouth in the top picture is terrifying
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    omfg terns
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    Oh my god. The chick in the first photo.
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    Pretty coooooooooooool
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