Terns

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4 Responses to “Terns”


  1. 1 vicki brown May 11, 2016 at 8:30 am

    It looks like there is a band on the left feet of these terns.

    • 2 mthew May 11, 2016 at 9:09 am

      Yes, a fair number of the Caspian and Royal terns we saw a week ago on the Chesapeake were banded. Afraid I launched this post without finishing it! So folks are just getting the pictures…

  2. 3 Paul Lamb May 12, 2016 at 5:34 am

    Do the different colored beaks signify?

    • 4 mthew May 12, 2016 at 11:04 am

      Therein lies a good question. I keep wanting to make the bigger one a Caspian, but it lacks the dark or black on the tip of the bill, yet it looks bigger than the orange billed one, a Royal; bigger billed, too. But some Royals seem to have fairly red bills.


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