This morning, Ken McDermott and I headed to Cape May, New Jersey to try for the “Mega Rarity” Whiskered Tern. We were not disappointed. The bird has been present since Friday and continues with the same behaviors today. The bird rests on the beach just west of the bunker. It then takes off and goes to the pond in front of the Hawk Watch Stand. It feeds by dipping its bill into the water, picking small items from the surface. It feeds like this for 15 minutes or so and then returns to the beach. The bird was seen in the company of a Black Tern today as well. Other terns present included Commons, Forster’s and at least one Royal. Many Laughing Gulls and some Herring Gulls were also present. Many people had traveled to the cape for this bird. Among the people we knew were Carena Pooth and John Mueger. Dave LaPuma of Cape May Observatory actually came over and introduced himself, congratulating me on finding the tern among the large flock. Fantastic bird! Click on the photos to enlarge them, they are better at that size.