American Black Tern (Chlidonias niger surinamensis)

The North American subspecies with occasional birds making the transatlantic crossing. The Covenham reservoir 1st Winter bird is featured here. All the features including the grey flanks are included here.

American Black Tern Covenham Reservoir 26 9 11 IMG_1407

American Black Tern Covenham Reservoir 26 9 11  IMG_1407



American Black Tern wing open grey flank Covenham Reservoir 26 9 11 IMG_1426

American Black Tern wing open grey flank Covenham Reservoir 26 9 11 IMG_1426



American Black Tern Covenham Reservoir 26 9 11 IMG_1384

American Black Tern Covenham Reservoir 26 9 11 IMG_1384



American Black Tern Covenham Reservoir 26 9 11 IMG_1265

American Black Tern Covenham Reservoir 26 9 11 IMG_1265



American Black Tern Covenham Reservoir 26 9 11 IMG_1276

American Black Tern Covenham Reservoir 26 9 11 IMG_1276



American Black Tern Covenham Reservoir 26 9 11 IMG_1289

American Black Tern Covenham Reservoir 26 9 11 IMG_1289



American Black Tern head on Covenham Reservoir 26 9 11 IMG_1292

American Black Tern head on Covenham Reservoir 26 9 11  IMG_1292



American Black Tern flight Covenham Reservoir 26 9 11 IMG_1330

American Black Tern flight  Covenham Reservoir 26 9 11 IMG_1330



American Black Tern flight Covenham Reservoir 26 9 11 IMG_1333

American Black Tern flight  Covenham Reservoir 26 9 11 IMG_1333



American Black Tern flight with bug Covenham Reservoir 26 9 11 IMG_1331

American Black Tern flight  with bug Covenham Reservoir 26 9 11  IMG_1331



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