sandwich tern


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Related to sandwich tern: Roseate Tern, Royal Tern, Caspian Tern, Common Tern

sandwich tern

n
(Animals) a European tern, Sterna sandvicensis, that has a yellow-tipped bill, whitish plumage, and white forked tail, and nests in colonies on beaches, etc
[C18: from the town of Sandwich in Kent]
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Separated from the Mediterranean by only a narrow causeway along which runs the Coastal Road, this has a more marine feel about it than the other lakes and my target species here would be the Sandwich Tern.
It is the most important site in the UK for Arctic, common and roseate terns, the second most important site for sandwich tern, and the third most important site for Atlantic puffin.
Wildlife photographer Ken Lewis managed to capture this magic moment when a sandwich tern presented his potential mate with a catch in an attempt to impress her.
Sandwich tern eggs were just part of a collection which was discovered several years ago' Geogory Wheal, who has pleaded guilty to possession of birds' eggs, and an unrelated collection which was discovered several years ago
THE sandwich tern has appeared on our shores a week early.
A colour-ringed Sandwich Tern photographed at Gansbaai Harbour, South Africa, earlier this month, had also been photographed 8,500 miles to the north, at Rhos Point, in September 2017
At Cemlyn, in North Wales, the Roseate tern Sterna dougallii, Arctic terns Sterna paradisaea, Sandwich tern Sterna sandvicensis and common tern Sterna hirundo were all found, making the site a nationally important colony.
A seabird paradise is situated about a mile from Amble harbour, as the island is the home to 40,000 nesting sea birds including puffins, rare roseate terns, sandwich tern, common tern, artic terns, kittiwakes and eider ducks which all nest here in the summer months.
Over the past three breeding seasons the island has supported around 20% of Teesmouth's common tern population and in 2006, supported five pairs of sandwich tern.
The wildlife enthusiasts were terrified the island home of the black-beaked Sandwich Tern was gradually disappearing.
Birds to have featured on the stamps so far have included dunlin, puffin, avocet, great crested grebe, razorbill, turnstone, fulmar, brent goose, sandwich tern and sanderling.
Coquet Island is the home to 40,000 nesting sea birds such as; puffins, rare roseate terns, sandwich tern, common tern, Arctic terns, kittiwakes and eider ducks which all nest here in the summer months.