Late Fall Common Terns on Cape Cod
These images are of several different individual Common Terns present on Cape Cod between mid-November and early December. They include several juvenile/first-winter birds as well as at least one adult. All images are copyright Blair Nikula
A juvenile/first-winter at
Wellfleet Harbor, 20 November 2005.
Juvenile/first-winters at Wellfleet Harbor, 4 December 2004
(possibly 3 different individuals).
A juvenile/first-winter at Wellfleet Harbor, 5 December 2004
(possibly one of the same birds as above).
A juvenile/first-winter at Provincetown Harbor, 19 November
An adult in worn alternate plumage at Wellfleet Harbor, 4
A basic plumaged adult or sub-adult missing 3-4(?) primaries, at Wellfleet
Harbor, 4 December 2005.