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Arctic Terns

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Arctic Terns

Post by BrianR » 09 Jul 2015, 15:18

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Recently fledged Arctic Terns at three North Uist sites visited in the last week (Baleshare, Aird an Runair and Loch Paible). At Loch Paible today there were two predated young on the nesting 'island' along with two adults. Also a nest with 2 eggs one of which was entirely blue. I've not seen any variation as striking at this before. Searching the web I did find some interesting photos of variety in Common Tern eggs at a large colony at Rockabill on Ireland's east coast. One was of a blue egg but still heavily marked with brown/black spots and blotches (photo captioned 'we also get a few like this').

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