Hi All,

For those who don't peruse the Northern New York listserve, I wanted to get the 
word out that Bill Krueger found a SANDWICH TERN along the shore of Lake 
Champlain in Chazy, Clinton County, New York earlier today (31 August 2010).  
This is a remarkable inland find, and I wanted to let Vermont birders aware of 
its presence on the lake.  I've included Bill's two messages to NNYBirds below.

Good birding,
Matt Medler

Subject: NNYBirds:  Sandwich Tern
From: "Bill Krueger " <billkrueger AT>
Date: Tue, 31 Aug 2010 15:12:26 +0000

A Sandwich Tern was present on the tire breakwater at Gilbert Creek Marina, 
Chazy, NY at about 10:00 this morning. It flew off unobserved when I tried to 
give Charlie Mitchell a look though the scope. We did not relocate it. 

Bill Krueger 
Plattsburgh, NY

Subject: NNYBirds:  Sandwich Tern Details
From: Bill Krueger <billkrueger AT>
Date: Tue, 31 Aug 2010 15:00:08 -0400

As large or larger than the nearby Bonaparte's Gulls and noticeably larger than 
Common Terns seen later, this bird had a yellow tipped 
black bill, a white forehead, and black cap with a crest. The black of the cap 
extended well down its nape. It resembled but was smaller than 
Royal Tern. Its legs were black. All other particulars of size, shape and 
overall conformation were ternlike; it was not a gull. 

Bill Krueger
Plattsburgh, NY