Category Archives: Terns

Eastern Common Tern – did one frequent Minsmere in 2011?

Eastern Common Tern – did one frequent Minsmere in 2011? By David H Hatton, Royston, Herts, UK In the late spring of 2011, I took a holiday based at Westleton, Suffolk, for a week together with fellow birding friend Tim Wilson … Continue reading

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Are you ready…

…for the next Cabot’s Tern? Micky McNaughton sent some lovely shots showing both adult and  juvenile Cabot’s Terns taken in late August in Florida (2009). The ID paper that explains all on separating them from the (European) Sandwich Tern is on the memory stick. Check … Continue reading

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Sabine’s Gull, Shearwaters, Skuas, Gulls, Terns etc!

RSPB Cruise, 4th September 2011 Very happy to be asked again to be a ‘caller’ on one of the annual RSPB Skua and Shearwater cruise organised by Sal and Keith and their team. (Book soon I think they will fill up quick after … Continue reading

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Black and Arctic Terns

Turn of the Terns. Wind turned to north east yesterday, the favoured head wind of northern moving Terns. Sure enough at 6 am 4 Arctic Terns headed NE off the Warren. In the same 4 minute period 15 Whimbrel flew out, a … Continue reading

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Celebration of Birds

Spurn late August 2010 What the heck – no theme here just a celebration of waders, and wagtails, terns and warblers. Birds have such fantastic variety. They do so many different things. Even when the bushes aren’t rarity hopping and popping – how can you be bored?! A … Continue reading

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Yellow-legged Gull

Identifying a juvenile Yellow-legged Gull 24th August 2010 Spurn, East Yorkshire OK , here’s how the juvenile Yellow-legged Gull was identified. Health warning-there are no long-winded explanations of every feather or caveats-everywhere kind of texts – its just rough and raw. … Continue reading

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