Summer bird Quiz

OK guys-  have a go at this 

S

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  • Being a relative novice to bird watching I can only hazard a wild guess . So I'll say some type of Tern which has black legs ! bet it's a rare one knowing your expertise and not seen very often in UK ....Caspian ?      

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  • I'll say Sandwich Tern.

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  • Comparing the species either side of the tern, I'd say it's bigger than our resident terns. Looks like black tailed godwits and a sandpiper in the photo. Think I can see red too, so I think I'll back Hazy's answer.
  • In reply to Robbo:

    Robbo said:
    so I think I'll back Hazy's answer

    ............. and a Caspian Tern has been reported on BirdGuides in Lincolnshire which is Seymour's home territory.

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  • The bird looked quite large in D's photo and I was lucky enough to see a Caspian Tern three years ago (around this time of year) at Leighton Moss with its huge carrot bill although in flight I had nothing to compare it with size wise as it flew in circles over the Causeway pool.      I really hope it's a CT   -  please say it is   lol         Would love to see one again.

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  • Well done H- gottit in one-

    As Robbo says- notice how small the Common Sandpiper looks!

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  • Thanks for the challenge, you lucky lad seeing this one, it's a stunning looking tern.

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    "Each kindness shown to birds or men is sure to flutter back again"