Whiskered Tern (Chlidonius hybridus)

One of the scarcest Marsh Terns to pass through the UK.. The juvenile bird at Venus Pool in August 2010 was a Shropshire first . The Willington 2009 flock of eight was an exceptional number to witness, having only seen singles before.

Whiskered Tern juvenile VP 29 8 10 IMG_5763 1_filtered

Whiskered Tern juvenile VP 29 8 10  IMG_5763 1_filtered



Whiskered Tern juvenile VP 29 8 10 IMG_5764

Whiskered Tern juvenile VP 29 8 10 IMG_5764



Whiskered Tern juvenile feeding surface VP 29 8 10 IMG_5734

Whiskered Tern juvenile feeding surface VP 29 8 10  IMG_5734



Whiskered Tern juvenile VP 29 8 10 IMG_5736

Whiskered Tern juvenile VP 29 8 10  IMG_5736



Whiskered Tern_juv_VP_IMG_5845

Whiskered  Tern_juv_VP_IMG_5845



Whiskered Tern juvenile underwing VP 29 8 10 IMG_5634

Whiskered Tern juvenile underwing VP 29 8 10  IMG_5634



Whiskered Tern x 7 flight Willington 26 4 09 IMG_1998

Whiskered Tern x 7 flight Willington 26 4 09 IMG_1998



Whiskered Tern Willington 26 4 09 IMG_2058

Whiskered Tern Willington 26 4 09 IMG_2058



Whiskered Tern x 7 posts Willington 26 4 09 IMG_2073

Whiskered Tern x 7 posts Willington 26 4 09 IMG_2073



Whiskered Tern Willington 26 4 09 IMG_2057

Whiskered Tern Willington 26 4 09 IMG_2057



Whiskered Tern Willington 26 4 09 IMG_1974

Whiskered Tern Willington 26 4 09 IMG_1974



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