Thursday, February 5, 2009

Sandwich Tern versus Royal Tern at St Pete Beach

The first 2 photographs are the Royal Tern.
The last 2 photographs are the Sandwich Tern.
The bottom photograph you can see the pale tip of the bill.

Click here to see the Sandwich Tern in flight.

2nd day at sea all day. Maybe I will see those birds that live out
in the ocean water and never come to shore.
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13 comments:

Darla said...

These are great and I love the one in flight!! Hope you are having a wonderful time !!!!

RuthieJ said...

those terns are pretty neat looking birds!

Dorothy said...

You must know your terns well, I can't tell one from the other;-) Beautiful pictures! Hope you don't get sea sick.

Shellmo said...

These are great!! I love terns - I saw my first common tern last year.

Kallen305 said...

Great looking birds. I have never seen them before.

Mary said...

Very interesting! I've never seen either one.

George said...

Wonderful pictures, Leedra. I hope you're enjoying your cruise.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Leedra, Hope you are having a great time on your cruise.. I'll bet you take 10000000000000's of pictures!!!!

Then when you get to St. Pete Beach, you'll get to see these birds (in our pictures) in PERSON... Yeah!!1

Schools still closed in Sevier and in Cumberland Co.. We still have snow--although it is supposed to warm up this weekend... It was 7 degrees this morning! Wonder why we're not on the cruise with you!!! Ha

Hugs,
Betsy

The Early Birder said...

Hi Leedra, how did you know Terns are one of my favourite summer visitors?
Sandwich & Royal's both with their 'punky' hairdo's. I was also fortunate to see 00's of Royals at Bolivar Flats (Texas) many years ago - thanks for bringing back good memories. Frank

P.S. Verification was 'wings' how appropriate.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Very nice comparison shots.
Blessings,Ruth

Jen said...

Ahh beach birds. That would be nice!!! It was minus 12 here this morning. ugh!

troutbirder said...

Those are some wicked looking beaks there. Maybe they need counseling?

ivars krafts said...

Great shots! Oh, to be in Florida!

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