Frank Lake is a wetland 50 km southeast of Calgary which sustains a large variety of waterbirds. J and I went for the first time on July 2nd. I learned about the lake from the Birds Calgary blog, where, throughout the spring, a few birders posted awesome photos of birds I’d never seen before. Along with other new-to-us birds, J and I saw a few Forster’s Terns. The absence of black markings on the primaries and a medium orange bill (instead of red like the legs) indicate that the terns are Forster’s not Common. The terns put on a beautiful show flying over the lake, hovering in places and diving to catch small fish. Their wings and tail assumed spectacular shapes when the birds hovered.
Fuzzy photo, but proof that someone caught a fish!