I admit I hastily made the ID thinking it was an adult. It's obvious now that the pale fringed feathers make it a juvenile. In flight it had pale secondaries and a very thin dark trailing edge to the primaries, both good marks for Arctic.
Daniel Farrar Dunes City
On Tue, Aug 6, 2019, 8:29 PM Shawneen Finnegan <shawneenfinnegan...> wrote:
> Looks perfect for Arctic. They have such stubby legs. > > Shawneen > > Sent from my iPhone > > > On Aug 6, 2019, at 7:44 PM, DJLauten and KACastelein < > <deweysage...> wrote: > > > > Daniel Farrar posted a Common Tern today: > https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S58795825 > > > > The bird appears short billed, round headed, pale gray primaries, light > carpal bar, short legged, long tailed........ > > > > Bird appears to be a juvenile..... > > > > How about Arctic? > > > > Thanks to a good friend who suggested such, prompting me to look and > wonder. I am not tern expert, so please correct us if I'm wrong. > > > > > > Cheers > > > > Dave Lauten > > > > > > > > POST: Send your post to <obol...> > > JOIN OR QUIT: http://www.freelists.org/list/obol > > OBOL archives: www.freelists.org/archive/obol > > Contact moderator: <obol-moderators...> > > >