Date: 9/27/19 7:48 pm From: Beverly Hallberg <bhallbergskloot...> Subject: [obol] Sterna at Kelly Pt Park, Portland today - ID help?
Hi all, Anybody want to venture a guess on the id of this small tern that was flying down next to Sauvie Island on the Columbia going south and east and then went over to the Washington side of the Columbia where the large ships are located. For awhile I think he landed on one of the boats "New Endeavor" but then reappeared to the west again and then I lost him somewhere on the beach.
There was another Common Tern on the Columbia near the Sea Scout base this morning so I am guessing this is a second Common Tern. I did not see any dark wedges on the wing tips however. The tail seems deeply forked but not terribly long and the neck is short and stubby but the looks were not very close through the scope.