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Young Common Tern?

Observed: 16th July 2012 By: rstewartbrstewartb’s reputation in Birdsrstewartb’s reputation in Birdsrstewartb’s reputation in Birdsrstewartb’s reputation in Birdsrstewartb’s reputation in Birds
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One of many youngsters on Inner Farne. Was not visited by an adult during my stay. Surrounded by adult Common, Arctic and Sandwich Terns. Hint of ginger on the forehead and beak colouring suggests Common Tern?

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Sterna

I wonder whether it would be better to stay at genus level? For what it is worth, I would opt for Arctic, but I would only be guessing, as I don't see these when they are so young.

Ian
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