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Common Tern

Sterna Hirundo


Pale grey back and upperparts and otherwise white plumage. Bill orange-red with black tip. Black cap present in summer.


Common and widespread around the coast of Ireland from mid-April to late August. Seen on large inland lakes and rivers, colonial nester on undisturbed shingle and sandy beaches.


Spot it flying over the edge of the beach as the tide was receding.

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Dublin 5, Ireland

Lat: 53.37, Long: -6.15

Spotted on Jul 2, 2011
Submitted on Jul 6, 2011

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