Sandwich Terns

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Trying to capture diving pelicans, a couple of terns kept entering the picture.  So I photographed them too.  Always good to practice!

At photo download, I got a few good photos of the terns.  Looking a little closer to ID the tern species, I noticed their black beak had a yellow tip.  That’s new to me, I thought.

Welcome to my bird lifer list #218 Sandwich Tern!

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Sandwich Tern

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Sandwich Tern

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Sandwich Terns live along the marine coasts of southeastern United States and the Caribbean.

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Sandwich Tern

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You just never know when a new lifer will pop up!  😉

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42 thoughts on “Sandwich Terns

    • Thank you, Barbara! It’d be cool to think it was because the guy who discovered the tern had his sandwich stolen by it. 😉 Actually, the name comes from the coastal town of Sandwich in Kent UK which was the home of the man who first described the bird, John Latham in 1787. Brian (blhphotoblog) in previous comment had his curiosity picked too, and he researched/passed it on for us so kindly! 🙂

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