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Tern? Shearwater?

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1 hour ago, chipperatl said:

Am I looking at this bird right, head on the right, tail on the left?

Yea. I want to call this a Northern Gannet but I've got zero field experience with them

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2 minutes ago, Birding Boy said:

I think the poor photo quality is emphasizing the shadows on the leading edge of the wings. This looks like a Royal Tern, to me. 


1 minute ago, Connor Cochrane said:

Agreed, Royal Tern was my first thought.

I need to stop trying to ID distant, blurry photos. Although, I'm still having a hard time making this into a tern. The wings look rather broad and not very angular.

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