After thinking I had a sound identification on a juvenile Roseate Tern at Lowestoft earlier this month, some doubts have been cast by another birder who commented on the post today.
A few people have suggested that the bird may be a hybrid, and the bird certainly seems to be showing features of both species.
- Seemingly all dark bill
- Dusky coloration to forehead
- Clean white edge to inner primaries
- A thin black outer web to the outer tail feathers
- Warm tones to upperparts
- Seemingly strong carpel bar
Any further comments would be greatly received.
Full account with one picture of the juvenile is at - http://showingwell.com/2012/07/26/lo...earning-curve/
For the comments please scroll to the bottom of the post.
Additional photos below: