Tuesday, 16 April 2013

ARCTIC TERN identification

There was a widespread arrival of ARCTIC TERNS in the region this afternoon with as many as 7 reported from Startop's End Reservoir. I returned straight away and from photographic material, was confident of at least FOUR individuals..one of these above

Common Tern leading an ARCTIC TERN - note the smaller size, narrower wings, contrasting trailing edge and translucent inner primaries

Another Arctic Tern with narrow wings and long tail streamers - pretty grey on the breast too

Common Terns

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