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"Common Tern"
Common Tern:    Ehrlich, Dobkin, and Wheye, in their 1988 publication "The Birder's Handbook", write "Tern comes from the Old Norse (taerne) and the Swedish (tarna) names for these birds. Forster's Tern is named after Johann Reinhold Forster who, in the 18th century, accompanied Captain Cook on his voyage around the world and wrote on the birds of Hudson Bay. The first specimen of the Sandwich Tern was shot in the town of that name in Kent, England; similarly the first specimen of the Caspian Tern came from the Caspian Sea."

 
May ... Trestle Bay, Clatsop Spit, Astoria, Oregon ...

Image, 2015, Trestle Bay, Astoria, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Caspian Tern and Common Terns, Trestle Bay, Clatsop Spit, Astoria, Oregon. Overcast gray day. Image taken May 20, 2015. Canon EOS 7d2, 400mm.


September ... Vancouver Lake, Washington ...

Image, 2010, Vancouver Lake, Washington, click to enlarge Image, 2010, Vancouver Lake, Washington, click to enlarge
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Common Tern, immature, Vancouver Lake, Washington. On log boom just off of Vancouver Lake Park. Image taken September 12, 2010. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


September ... Pacific Ocean at Clatsop Spit, Oregon ...

Image, 2014, Pacific Ocean, Clatsop Spit, Oregon, click to enlarge Image, 2014, Pacific Ocean, Clatsop Spit, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Common Tern, Pacific Ocean at Clatsop Spit, Oregon. Overcast and gray with some sun breaks. Image taken September 22, 2014. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.
Image, 2014, Pacific Ocean, Clatsop Spit, Oregon, click to enlarge Image, 2014, Pacific Ocean, Clatsop Spit, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Common Tern, Pacific Ocean at Clatsop Spit, Oregon. Overcast and gray with some sun breaks. Image taken September 22, 2014. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.
Image, 2014, Pacific Ocean, Clatsop Spit, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Common Tern, Pacific Ocean, Clatsop Spit, Oregon. Overcast and gray with some sun breaks. Image taken September 22, 2014. Panasonic Lumix FZ200, digitally zoomed (around 50x).





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