Starting out from Brooklyn, an amateur naturalist explores our world. "The place to observe nature is where you are."—John Burroughs
It looks like there is a band on the left feet of these terns.
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…
Do the different colored beaks signify?
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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