The Elegant Tern is back

An Elegant Tern (Elegante Sterretjie) was spotted in the tern roost at Gearing’s Point in Hermanus yesterday.

Elegant Tern

An Elegant Tern. Image by Brian E Small, published on Audubon website.

Trevor Hardaker, calling it a “mega alert”, announced the sighting by Ian Luyt in his South African Rare Bird News report this morning. He said the bird was photographed.

The bird was still present this morning, as confirmed by Keir Lynch, providing the GPS position as  34 25 20.12517 S 19 14 29.64721 E.

“It is the same site where a bird, possibly the same individual, was hanging around earlier this year”, Hardaker wrote in his report.