ID thoughts on this tern at the Avon-Heathcote Estuary

Bird sighting information. Use this forum to report bird sightings (especially rare and unusual birds), census and field count results, and trip reports. Messages posted to this forum will also be sent as a plain text email to the BIRDING-NZ newsgroup.
andrewcrossland
Posts: 1985
Joined: Mon Dec 14, 2009 2:29 pm
Location: Christchurch

ID thoughts on this tern at the Avon-Heathcote Estuary

Postby andrewcrossland » Sun Nov 27, 2022 9:57 pm

Hi team, I'm thinking immature W/F Tern, based on wing markings, pale plumage, head structure and longish, heavy bill, but those legs are long and the bird seemed small and "lost" so interested in any alternative thoughts?

sandy pt tern 1.jpg
sandy pt tern 1.jpg (120.79 KiB) Viewed 596 times


sandy pt tern 2.jpg
sandy pt tern 2.jpg (125.03 KiB) Viewed 596 times


sandy pt tern 5.jpg
sandy pt tern 5.jpg (134.86 KiB) Viewed 596 times
andrewcrossland
Posts: 1985
Joined: Mon Dec 14, 2009 2:29 pm
Location: Christchurch

Re: ID thoughts on this tern at the Avon-Heathcote Estuary

Postby andrewcrossland » Sun Nov 27, 2022 9:58 pm

sandy pt tern 6.jpg
sandy pt tern 6.jpg (90.5 KiB) Viewed 595 times


sandy pt tern 7.jpg
sandy pt tern 7.jpg (34.21 KiB) Viewed 595 times


sandy pt tern 4jpg.jpg
sandy pt tern 4jpg.jpg (129.62 KiB) Viewed 595 times
User avatar
philbattley
Posts: 660
Joined: Wed May 20, 2009 2:21 pm

Re: ID thoughts on this tern at the Avon-Heathcote Estuary

Postby philbattley » Mon Nov 28, 2022 4:10 pm

I'd go with WfT on this one.
User avatar
Steve Wood
Posts: 335
Joined: Sat Dec 05, 2009 6:57 pm

Re: ID thoughts on this tern at the Avon-Heathcote Estuary

Postby Steve Wood » Mon Nov 28, 2022 7:33 pm

Agree.
User avatar
Wrybill
Posts: 181
Joined: Mon Apr 04, 2022 5:21 pm
Location: Otaki, Kapiti Coast
Contact:

Re: ID thoughts on this tern at the Avon-Heathcote Estuary

Postby Wrybill » Wed Nov 30, 2022 7:34 pm

me too

Return to “Bird Sightings and Alerts”