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Common Tern

Observed: 3rd May 2012 By: ranon.2011ranon.2011’s reputation in Birdsranon.2011’s reputation in Birdsranon.2011’s reputation in Birdsranon.2011’s reputation in Birdsranon.2011’s reputation in Birds
03.05.2012 Common Tern (11)
03.05.2012 Common Tern (13)
Description:

Only had a 200mm lens on my walkabout camera today, but saw several Terns diving for fish. It was their call that alerted me to their presence.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

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The black bill and black legs would perhaps suggest a Sandwich Tern but I cannot see the yellow tip to the bill. As you used a 200mm lens that might be down to pixelation I suppose.

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It was a nasty day, so I

It was a nasty day, so I decided to take my old Nikon D50 with the 200mm lens only. None of the other photographs I took show any yellow on the tip of the bill, but I shall return with a longer lens and do better.