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Copyright © Dennis A. Jones

Date:- 21-05-2009

Brownsea Island, Dorset

Common Tern (Sterna hirundo)

A summer visitor to the UK, that is as much at home at inland waters as it is on the coast, though it is commoner at the latter. This and the similar Arctic Tern cause so much confusion, though the Black tip to this birds red bill show it to be a Common Tern. Artics Bill dont usually have a Black tip, are shorter legged and longer winged, with a grey suffusion to the underparts that make that species look much darker in certain light.

A common Breeder in and around Poole Harbour, though it can be held up during periods of adverse weather.

Comments on this photo:

Mar 20 2010 15:32 GMT glacierman
great shot of this fellow!
Mar 20 2010 15:36 GMT sini
Beautiful shot!:)
Mar 20 2010 15:54 GMT Agrotis
Thanks Guys!