Common Tern, Manawatu Est

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philbattley
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Common Tern, Manawatu Est

Postby philbattley » Fri Nov 15, 2019 12:58 pm

Here're some photos of the Common Tern that was seen at the Manawatu Estuary on Tuesday and Wednesday this week. It was on its own but sat on the ground differently to White-fronteds, and the black flecking between the eye and the bill is fairly obvious.
Cheers, Phil
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David Melville
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Re: Common Tern, Manawatu Est

Postby David Melville » Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:07 am

Note that this bird is in active wing moult - hope that Phil has filled in an OSNZ/BirdsNZ moult card!
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phil hammond
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Re: Common Tern, Manawatu Est

Postby phil hammond » Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:27 am

Common Tern was on the mud at end of Robbie st at 8.30 this morning nice and close for positive ID. It departed at 9.30. It was out in the estuary on branches on Nov 7 but too far away to be sure that day until I saw Phil's photos and good view this morning. Each time clearly the same bird. On both occasions it was on it's own

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