10 Black fronted terns at Thornton

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Raewyn
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10 Black fronted terns at Thornton

Postby Raewyn » Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:35 pm

They were on the eastern side of the river mouth, making up a small flock of their own species. It's the most BFs I've ever seen there.The WFs were elsewhere.
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Tim Barnard
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Re: 10 Black fronted terns at Thornton

Postby Tim Barnard » Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:52 am

Great photo Raewyn. BFTs are incredibly loyal to this site in winter. Fascinating when you think of all the stream outlets and estuaries around the Bay of Plenty. Wonder why ...
Thanks again
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Re: 10 Black fronted terns at Thornton

Postby Raewyn » Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:14 am

Thanks Tim. By the way, the 10th bird that landed after I took that photo was another immature. Cheers.

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