[CT Birds] Tern ID help needed
David F Provencher
david.f.provencher at dom.com
Thu Jul 11 13:46:12 EDT 2013
Plumage cues Dan? Roseate Terns are frequently observed offshore at Harkness. Cleaner, whiter overall look and the give the appearance of hitting the water faster than Commons.
From: CTBirds [mailto:ctbirds-bounces at lists.ctbirding.org] On Behalf Of Dan Rottino
Sent: Thursday, July 11, 2013 1:42 PM
To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
Subject: [CT Birds] Tern ID help needed
I saw 2 terns feeding offshore today at Harkness that I believe were Forster's. Common terns were in the background and these 2 had a completely different flight pattern from those. They flew back and forth banking left and right as they did, sometimes plunge diving from low heights. I could not locate any satisfactory videos online. Any thoughts appreciated.
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