[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.


David Provencher

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From: CTBirds [mailto:ctbirds-bounces at lists.ctbirding.org] On Behalf Of Dan Rottino
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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.
Dan Rottino

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