Some summer Terns

Common Tern

Not good photos but there was a flock of terns at Yakumo yesterday. Terns are pretty thin on the ground in Hokkaido and are always worth a second look.

There were 30 or so Common Terns: the east Asian race looks very different to the ones I remember seeing on the river in Preston.

Common Tern
Common Tern

There were also 2 White-winged Black Terns including this adult. Shame it didn’t come close enough for a worthwhile shot. The light was terrible anyway.

White-winged Black Tern

Apparently a Gull-billed Tern was at Yakumo last week too……….

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