Tern ID

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Adam C
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Tern ID

Postby Adam C » Tue Feb 11, 2020 3:58 pm

Hi all.

Can I get a tern ID on this one. It was at the Ashley river mouth this afternoon roosting with the White Fronted Terns. The Juvenile white Fronted Terns all stood out (about 15 of them) as did the lone Black Fronted Juv in the colony but this one was slightly smaller and darker than the White Fronted terns and bigger than the BF.

There is a video showing a wing stretch with dark primaries if needed.

Possible Common?
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Re: Tern ID

Postby Ian Southey » Tue Feb 11, 2020 4:44 pm

Adam

It's a Common Tern. Primary pattern is useful identifying these.

Ian
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Re: Tern ID

Postby Adam C » Tue Feb 11, 2020 4:49 pm

Thanks Ian!
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Re: Tern ID

Postby FraserGurney » Tue Feb 11, 2020 5:00 pm

Nice one Adam, great spotting!
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Re: Tern ID

Postby Adam C » Tue Feb 11, 2020 5:16 pm

Thanks Fraser. Lifer for me so very happy!
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Re: Tern ID

Postby scaber » Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:01 pm

Good on you Adam. All that persistence has paid off in the end!
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