[wisb] Re: Possible Arctic Tern Sighting Door Co.

Although anything is possible, I suspect both of the "possible" Arctic tern 
observations are most likely Common terns. At this time of year they can appear 
darker as they are in molt and tail streamers shorter. Neither observation 
reflected anything to suggest otherwise.  Commons nest on the bay and we also 
have nonbreeders in various plumages.

Tom Erdman, Green Bay

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From: wisbirdn-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [wisbirdn-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf 
Of Sue Peterson [suechick@xxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Monday, July 19, 2010 5:01 PM
To: wisbirdn@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [wisb] Possible Arctic Tern Sighting Door Co.

I read of the possible sighting of  Arctic Terns in Green Bay. Yesterday my 
husband was at the shore in Ephraim, Door County, and a fisherman said to him 
he saw an Arctic Tern. When asked if it could be the more common Caspian Tern, 
the fisherman said no, it was an Arctic Tern.
We have no idea if he was correct. But now the comment is interesting because 
of the Green Bay sighting.
Sue Peterson
Ephraim
Door Co.


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