Arctic Terns at Potter Marsh

Growing up in Alaska
A Baby Arctic Tern

Arctic Tern

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A baby Arctic Tern hatches in Alaska. He has much to learn: how to eat, how to swim, how to bathe. But his greatest wish … is to FLY! A story of learning, growing and spreading your wings.

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June 10, 2022

Adult preening on a windy day on snag above nest with chick.

June 9, 2022

Adults feeding chick in the nest.

June 7, 2022

Adult preens on small island. Adult on nest with chick.

June 4, 2022

Chick in the nest.

June 3, 2022

Adult on snag above nest. Pair on snag.

June 2, 2022

Adult works on nest, chick in background. Adult pants in heat.

May 31, 2022

Adults land at and take off from nest.

May 27, 2022

Hard to swallow fish. Adult on small snag.

May 24, 2022

Adult on nest.

May 18, 2022

Adults on floating log. Adults on reeds. Adult on nest.

May 17, 2022

Adult works on next. Adults bathing. Adults on distant nests.

May 12, 2022

Adult on nest. Adults on floating log.

May 10, 2022

Adults on reeds. Adults checking out nest sites.

May 8, 2022

Adults on reeds. Adult works on nest site.

May 5, 2022

Adults on reeds. Adult at nest site. Adult bathing.

April 30, 2022

Pair on nest site. Pair with fish on sign. Adults on nest site.

April 29, 2022

Adults in reeds. First day sighted in 2022.

Prior Years

2017 to 2021 here.

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