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Checklist S46679518

 
Location
Nickerson Beach, Nassau County, New York, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:20 AM
Protocol:
Stationary
Party Size:
2
Duration:
3 hour(s)
Observers:
Ken Feustel , Suzy Feustel List
Comments:
N/A
Species
18 species total
12
5
35
1
18
10
21
1
6
850

Established breeding colony. Estimates made several times when birds in the colony all ascended. Most likely conservative estimate.

1

Rare but regular in late May-early July at favored locations near large tern colonies. Slightly smaller than adjacent Common Terns. Second summer individual with extensive black cap which enclosed the eye and dark spotting on the forehead. All black bill, slightly long for an Arctic Tern, rounded head and noticeably short black legs. Photos to follow.

ML105021181

© Ken Feustel

Second Summer Arctic Tern at Nickerson Beach.

ML105021201

© Ken Feustel

Second summer Arctic Tern at Nickerson Beach.

ML105021211

© Ken Feustel

Size and leg length comparison of Common Tern and Arctic Tern.

ML105021241

© Ken Feustel

Second summer Arctic Tern at Nickerson Beach.

1

Large tern with substantial orange bill and black cap. Spotted by M. McBrien.

180
6
1
1
15
1
 

Are you submitting a complete checklist of the birds you were able to identify?

Yes