One good tern deserves...

Subject: One good tern deserves...
From: Ian Fraser <>
Date: Thu, 12 Oct 2006 08:04:33 +1000
Great pics Stuart, as usual. Glad you got to Fivebough too.

In my experience, WWBT is one of those birds about which we think "how am I going to be sure of that when I see it?" - until we see it. One key thing is the rump, which is shiningly white, cf the 'just white' or even pale grey of WT.

Beyond that though, your birds' neat black caps match exactly WT breeding plumage, but no stage of WWBT that I'm aware of. One clincher would be the bill colour - maybe if you played with the exposure of your originals you could see; my guess is that it will be red.

However, I claim no particular expertise, and I'll happily give way to anyone who disagrees.



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