possible Arctic Terns?
Would invite/welcome any response emails or postings to this, thanks!
Yesterday Thu at about 6:30 PM, about five sterna terns were flying/feeding close to the beach at Pacific Beach. Had no binos. Light was poor and back-lit. Know that Forster's are back, but wingbeats looked deep, was thinking maybe not Forsters, rather Common… but getting good looks at least at silhouettes, at least one or two of these birds had (only way to say it) what appeared as 'tail streamers', outer tail feathes appeared THAT long, birds gave an impression almost of a 'miniature tropicbird' or such,
Have almost no experience with Arctic Terns, but, could these have been them??
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