Date: 6/13/18 3:30 pm From: Robert Lewis <rfermat...> Subject: [nysbirds-l] Possible Common Tern of race longipennis at Nickerson Beach, Nassau County
Here's an odd Common Tern from Nickerson Beach, Long Island, NY yesterday morning. In the field, the bill and legs looked black. There was very bright sunlight. On the photos, the feet are brown and the legs are a sort of deep red-black-brown.
Over the last few years, several longipennis-type terns have been seen on Long Island. This one looks like some photos one can find on the internet of longipennis. Thoughts?
Bob Lewis Sleepy Hollow NY Index of /lewis/birds/odd_comm_tern