Date: 6/20/18 4:25 pm
From: Andrew Mason <andymason...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Terns
Very good Willie!

To quote The Byrds (with credit to Ecclesiastes), ":Turn! Turn! Turn!"

Andy Mason


On 6/20/2018 7:06 PM, Willie D'Anna wrote:
> The discussion about the terms we should use for terns has seemed
> interminable. I thought I had determined the best tern terms but it turned
> out I was wrong. I turned to the sage advice of Shai Mitra, who seems to be
> able to take turns using any of the tern terms and it does not turn out
> badly. Like Tim Healy, I thought I had a second summer tern but alas, the
> term should be first summer. In terms of the tern's age, I determined he
> could not be more than one. So, a one-year-old tern is a first summer tern,
> even though it turns out it is in its second summer on the calendar. This
> just makes my head turn and turn and turn. I wish I could be like John
> Turner, who thinks things have turned for the better. Should I terminate my
> efforts to apply the proper terminology? Oh how these tern terms torment me!
>
> With apologies to all and thanks to Tim, Steve, Joe, Shai, and others for an
> enlightening discussion.
>
> Willie D'Anna
> Wilson, NY
>
>
> Subject: RE: Nickerson Beach Report.
> From: JOHN TURNER <redknot...>
> Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2018 20:37:30 -0400 (EDT)
> X-Message-Number: 11
>
> Things took a turn for the better today!
>
> On Tue, Jun 19, 2018 at 07:20 PM, Long Island Birding wrote:
>
> Hello all,
> To summarize there were 7 tern species seen at Nickerson Beach Today.
>
> Sandwich Tern (found by Doug Futuyma)
> Arctic Tern (found by Adelia Honeywood)
> Gull-Billed Tern
> Forster's TernĀ
> Roseate Terns
> Least TernsĀ
> Common Terns
>
> Mike Z.
>
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