Caspian terns have been frequenting Young Island, in Grand Isle,
recently. On Monday, I watched from a blind on the island as a pair
courted and began making a nest scrape. Caspians nested on Young Island
initially in 2000, but have not been observed on a nest since 2003.
Let's hope the repeated disturbances from the Fish and Wildlife
Department's management of cormorants and gulls, and their planting of
trees on the island, don't disrupt nesting by this species.