Sandwich Tern Breeding Plumage
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Taken at Stevenston on 22nd April 2012 using Panasonic Lumix LX5 with Leica 65 Televid spotting scope.




 

Juvenile
Taken at Port Seton on 9th August 2015 using Nikon D5200
with Sigma 150-500 mm zoom lens.
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Feeding Junior
Taken at Port Seton on 9th August 2015 using Nikon D5200 with Sigma 150-500 mm zoom lens.
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Shopping for food for Junior.
Taken at Ardmore Point on 13th August 2015 using Nikon D5200 with Sigma 150-500 mm zoom lens.
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In Flight
Taken at Musselburgh on 6th September 2015 using Nikon D5200
with Sigma 150-500 mm zoom lens.

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In Flight
Taken at Musselburgh on 6th September 2015 using Nikon D5200 with Sigma 150-500 mm zoom lens.
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Sandwich Tern.
Species :
Order:
Family:
Local names:
Sterna sandvicensis.
Charadriiformes
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Sternidae.
Site Of Nest:
Food:
Length:
Wingspan:
Plumage:


Breeding Period:
Eggs:

Shallow scoop in sand.
Dives for sand eels and fish.
37 - 43 cms.
85 - 97 cms.
The Sandwich Tern's thin sharp bill is black
with a yellow tip. It's short legs are black.
It's upperwings are pale grey and its underparts white.

May - June 1 brood.
1 - 3

Voice: