Roseate Tern

Posted by Michael Rossacci on July 17, 2018 at 1:54 pm

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It’s often easy to overlook the variations in Terns as they are huddled together on the beaches, especially during low tide. After carefully inspecting a group of Common Terns at Sandy Point State Reservation on Plum Island, I saw that there were a few Roseate Terns mixed within the larger group. I was able to slowly crawl across a patch of wet sand to capture this image of one of the Roseate Terns. Barely visible is the band on its left foot. I photographed this striking bird using a Canon EOS 7D, a 300 mm F/2.8 L IS lens, and a 1.4x tele-extender under early-morning sunny skies.