Sterna sp.

Sterna sp.

ML147108901



eBird Checklist S54108924
Atlantic View Beach Front (Butler Beach)
St. Johns, Florida, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 29.7973, -81.2587 Map

Age
Unknown
Sex
Unknown
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Breeding
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Observation details

Apparent Gull-billed Tern; Extremely distant bird in bad heat shimmer ; First seen flying in from the north, and my first impression was that it was a white-winged gull of some sort. I got the binoculars on it and realized it was a large tern with deep wing beats and an apparent short tail. From the distance I could barely make out any cheek spot or bill (photo review showed the cheek spot to be minimal -- though overexposure may be an issue). Wings seemed too broad and tail seemed too short for Sandwich.

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