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Old Nov 4, 2013, 11:03 AM   #1
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I think these are Common Terns. Their flying pattern is different, swift and unpredictable making it more difficult to photograph. Please let me know if my ID of these birds is incorrect.
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Old Nov 4, 2013, 3:23 PM   #2
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Nice pictures of Elegant Terns.
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Nice pictures of Elegant Terns.
Thanks a bunch for your help! I did have my doubt in identifying this bird. I don't remember the other Terns I photograph to have such frantic flying pattern. It was difficult for me to track them with my camera. One more new Tern to add on to my collection!
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I don't think I have seen this Tern in my area before. It has a black bill. I think it is a Gull-billed Tern.
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These last ones are Forster's Terns - the first a winter adult, the last two juveniles in first winter plumage.
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Thanks again! Terns are not easy to ID. It really takes a pair of trained eyes to do it. I know that the least Terns are on the other side of Alameda where the old Naval Air Station is. I will attempt to find them to see if I can take some pictures of them.
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