Arctic Tern

16/05/09 Arctic terns found with black-fronted terns at the Ashley Rivermouth, Canterbury

Whilst at the Ashley River mouth on 16 May 2009, Tom Marshall observed an unusual tern with around 65 Black-fronted terns at the estuary roost, it was of similar size but with a blood-red bill and feet, and of paler plumage. The beautiful shot below, taken at the time by Tom clearly shows the bird to be an adult breeding plumage Arctic tern – cracking shot and a lovely little bird! Well done Tom!

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