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05 Oct 2019 Dauphin Island, Mobile co. AL

Just looking at the terns in the foreground (not the blurry ones in the back) in amongst Black Skimmers & Laughing Gulls. 

From L to R:

Caspian Tern X 1  (bill tip somewhat obscured by gull's head)

Royal Tern X 5 

Caspian Tern X 2

Royal Tern X 4

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I'd go with five CATEs, the fourth being the largest tern in the back clump on the left edge (it's obviously larger than the Royals around it and seems to have a mostly blackish crown) and the fifth being the closest tern on the right edge of the back clump. Nine ROYTs in the first clump and, as Connor wrote, most of the back clump are ROYTs.

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20 minutes ago, Tony Leukering said:

I'd go with five CATEs, the fourth being the largest tern in the back clump on the left edge (it's obviously larger than the Royals around it and seems to have a mostly blackish crown) and the fifth being the closest tern on the right edge of the back clump. Nine ROYTs in the first clump and, as Connor wrote, most of the back clump are ROYTs.

I wasn't ready to tackle the ones in the back clump, but I can see the different species now that you've pointed them out.  Thank you!

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