Thanks to Chris Takacs for sending in this great photo of a Common Tern (foreground) with a Forster’s Tern in the background taken at DeKorte Park this morning.
Chris writes: Good comparison of two very similar looking birds. Darker, redder, thinner bill on the Common Tern, shorter redder legs too. Grayer upper wing to the Common Tern. Rare to our Meadowlands, these are beach nesters compared to the marsh nesting Forster’s Tern.