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Thanks very  much for the help Richard,

Dan

On Sun, Jul 29, 2012 at 5:41 PM, Richard Harlow <[log in to unmask]>wrote:

> Along with your observations, I would say it is a Caspian Tern with the
> solid bill, size of bird and extensive black/gray on the undersides of the
> primaries.
> Richard
> Arrowhead Lake
> Milton, VT
>
>
>
> On 7/29/12 4:31 PM, Dan Huber wrote:
>
>> Hello all,
>>
>> I went to Dead Creek this afternoon, and although a bit quiet, I was
>> surprised to see 2 Terns.  I am not great with them, I see Caspian is more
>> likely than Common here.  It was a large bird with all orange bill and
>> black top of head above eyes and dark tips of wings.  2 photos linked
>> below.  Help with ID would be helpful, I have never seen a Caspian, this
>> looks more like Caspian with reddish/orange bill vs. common.
>> thanks all.
>> https://picasaweb.google.com/**lh/photo/**3bLo8AvEz4KLVBaxAArBEdMTjNZETY*
>> *myPJy0liipFm0?feat=directlink<https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/3bLo8AvEz4KLVBaxAArBEdMTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=directlink>
>> https://picasaweb.google.com/**lh/photo/3eTd_-VUuQTWFSqw9r0_**
>> ydMTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=**directlink<https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/3eTd_-VUuQTWFSqw9r0_ydMTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=directlink>
>>
>> List from ebird of other birds seen:
>>
>> Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) 10
>> Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) 5
>> Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) 5
>> Great Egret (Ardea alba) 1
>> Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) 2
>> Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) 2
>> Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) 1
>> Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis) 1
>> Eastern Wood-Pewee (Contopus virens) 1
>> Willow Flycatcher (Empidonax traillii) 1
>> Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus) 2
>> Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus) 1
>> Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) 1
>> American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) 1
>> Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor) 1
>> Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) 5
>> Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) 2
>> White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis) 1
>> American Robin (Turdus migratorius) 1
>> Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) 2
>> Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum) 5
>> Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia) 2
>> Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) 4
>> Scarlet Tanager (Piranga olivacea) 1
>> Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 1
>> Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) 1
>> Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula) 4
>> Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula) 1
>> American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) 5
>>
>>
>> Dan Huber
>>
>>