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Alta

Possible Black Tern

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Jax Bch, yesterday a couple of hours after the hurricane.

I am even more hopeless at moving birds.  Is this just a Black Tern.  (That was my assumption before I looked at the tail and compared it to books.)  Can it be like that or is this something else?

37004336576_362acffac3.jpg170912 jb 019c by Alta Tanner, on Flickr

36380366473_76bec65657.jpg170912 jb 018c by Alta Tanner, on Flickr

37004337356_a255c9ffd7_z.jpg170912 jb 017c by Alta Tanner, on Flickr

36380370223_79a596d82f_z.jpg170912 jb 016c by Alta Tanner, on Flickr

36796864570_8bf42f5fb3_z.jpg170912 jb 015c by Alta Tanner, on Flickr

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Black Tern actually wouldn't be in their dark summer plumage plumage right now, nor would they have that white underwings and very forked tail. This is something even better, a storm-blown juvenile Sooty Tern!

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Oh goody, goody, goody!   We are seeing Black Terns here now so a Sooty Tern (a lifer for me) is much better.  Once in a while is it a giraffe and not just a horse!  Thanks!

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