Siesta Key Terns

In follow up to my Cayenne Tern post: There has been considerable discussion about the two terns found on Siesta Key on Thursday and Friday, but not relocated since. Many photos were obtained of both birds and Thursdays bird has been pretty much assured to be an Elegant Tern. The bird I found on Friday, has brought more controversy and many features of the bird have been considered. To my dismay, the identification of Cayenne Tern has been deemed incorrect. The overall consensus at this time is that this bird is also an Elegant Tern. There is at least one individual who thinks that a hybrid between Sandwich and Elegant Tern may still be a possibility. Birding is a complicated hobby.

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