Sunday, June 21, 2009

Roseate, Gull-billed Terns in The Meadows

[Roseate Tern (far left) and 2 Gull-billed Terns (front/center), at the "gull island" along the east path of the South Cape May Meadows this morning. Note the chunkier appearance of the Gull-billeds, along with their short, thick bills and dark legs. The other birds in the picture are Forster's Terns (background) and Common Tern (single bird on far right). Photo by Michael O'Brien.]
[Another look at the Roseate Tern (2nd from left). Notice how much paler the bird appears than the nearby Forster's Terns (immediate left/right) and Common Tern (far right). What other differences can you find? Photo by Michael O'Brien.]

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