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12 Aug 2022 Baldwin co. AL; delta/bay; busy roadway

1.  Forsters vs. Common giving me fits, especially in non-breeding plumage.   With the exception of the obvious Black Tern, are the ones with the fuller cap (i.e. extending over back of head) Commons or are all Forster's?

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2.  Forster's vs. Common along wall; immature Black Tern vs. ? in flight?

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1. All Forster's with one Black Tern (That I'm assuming you recognize). I'm not seeing dark carpal bars on any of them.

2. The in-flight one is indeed a juvie Black Tern. The rest *appear* to be Forster's but the one in the middle with the dark legs has me wondering...

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22 minutes ago, Seanbirds said:

1. All Forster's with one Black Tern (That I'm assuming you recognize). I'm not seeing dark carpal bars on any of them.

2. The in-flight one is indeed a juvie Black Tern. The rest *appear* to be Forster's but the one in the middle with the dark legs has me wondering...

"I'm assuming you recognize"--I did and wish all bird IDs were that straight-forward!

Black Tern=Lifer ❤️ 

Adult AND an immature=Even Better

 

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