Common Tern in breeding plumage, Manawatu Est

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philbattley
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Common Tern in breeding plumage, Manawatu Est

Postby philbattley » Fri Apr 05, 2019 3:15 pm

There was a Common Tern in breeding plumage at the Manawatu Estuary today. I only have some terrible distant digiscoped images as we were trying (and failing) to catch godwits. We didn't see it yesterday. There were also four Black-fronted terns yesterday including an alpha-flagged bird.
Regards, Phil
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Re: Common Tern in breeding plumage, Manawatu Est

Postby sav » Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:20 pm

Hey Phil,

One has to guess that its the same bird from the summer, hanging around?

cheers
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Re: Common Tern in breeding plumage, Manawatu Est

Postby Patrick Crowe » Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:39 am

Hi Phil, you didn’t by chance manage to get the flag combination on the BFT?
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Re: Common Tern in breeding plumage, Manawatu Est

Postby philbattley » Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:05 am

Someone got a photo, and it's been reported to WMIL. Flag was RZ, a bird banded as a chick on the Clarence River on 12 Dec 2018.
Cheers, Phil

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