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Arctic or Common Tern?

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Old Tuesday 11th June 2019, 19:56   #1
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Arctic or Common Tern?

Im thinking Arctic?
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Old Tuesday 11th June 2019, 20:02   #2
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Yes Arctic Tern
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Old Tuesday 11th June 2019, 22:00   #3
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thanks Steve,
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And a very nice shot mate

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Yes Arctic Tern
Why Arctic? Tough to say anyway without knowing when and where it was taken.
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Upper and underwing pattern, mantle colour and bill.

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Thanks Laurie.
Shot was taken in Dublin, Ireland from the Great South Wall on the River Liffey, Dublin Port. I am pretty sure the attached photo is of the same bird, but with a different perspective.
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Old Saturday 15th June 2019, 13:39   #8
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Thanks Laurie.
Shot was taken in Dublin, Ireland from the Great South Wall on the River Liffey, Dublin Port. I am pretty sure the attached photo is of the same bird, but with a different perspective.
Yep, also Arctic
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Old Saturday 15th June 2019, 13:55   #9
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Thanks for that - am I right in saying that the "all red" bill would not be present on common tern. Also - the upper wing pattern on this bird is more uniform that on common?
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