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Common tern

Observed: 26th September 2013 By: pirayaguarapirayaguara’s reputation in Birdspirayaguara’s reputation in Birdspirayaguara’s reputation in Birdspirayaguara’s reputation in Birds
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Simon Walker's picture

First Winter?

Fooled me for a minute, but I think you're right. Not the usual red bill but black; right size though. White patch above bill.

I'll not be caught out so easily next time (or perhaps I will ;-))

Regards

Simon

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Terns can be quite tricky but

Terns can be quite tricky but I confident this one is common

Simon Walker's picture

We Inland Dwellers...

...usually see only common terns, with the odd black tern thrown in. anything else is unusual. I like they way they're so elegant in the air, but look so daft on the ground, with those silly little legs and feet. Smashing birds.

Regards

Simon

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Mostly Sandwich Terns here

Mostly Sandwich Terns here (all year) with Common and Artic (and the odd Little and Roseate) spring and autumn