Least Tern at Whetstone Pond May 29th

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Alex Lamoreaux

May 30, 2023, 4:26:28 PM5/30/23
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Adult Least Tern photographed at Whetstone Pond, Denman WMA, Jackson County, Oregon on May 29th by Stan and Gloria Beerman. I think this is the 1st for Jackson County and 5th(?) for Oregon!

Photos on their checklist under Forster's Tern: https://ebird.org/checklist/S139844754 

Alex Lamoreaux
Senior Leader/North America Specialist for Wildside Nature Tours

Jeffrey Tufts

May 30, 2023, 5:34:46 PM5/30/23
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Any comment from the Beermans with regard to their description of size?
If seen several times as reported, seems unlikely that they'd describe a Least Tern as "medium sized."  Leasts are really small.  
And their description of bill color (orange) makes one wonder if the apparent color in the photograph (yellow) might be an artifact of lighting or photo sharpness.
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