[CT Birds] Arctic Tern report?

Alexander Burdo alexanderburdo at mac.com
Wed Aug 31 09:46:11 EDT 2011

Hi All,

No need to change any plans as this tern ended up being a Common. The short of the long of it is, the observer relied on bill color as the only field mark for the identification, noting that the bird had an all-red bill. However, many Commons loose the black tips by late summer and thus this is what the bird turned out to be.

Alex Burdo
On Aug 30, 2011, at 7:23 PM, Nick Bonomo wrote:

> According to eBird, a person named Zach Smart reported a single Arctic
> Tern from Milford Point today. I do not have any information on the
> report, but wanted to put it out there.
> Also, Julian Hough called to say that the American Avocet is still at
> Sandy Pt in West Haven this evening at 7pm.
> Nick Bonomo
> Wallingford, CT
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