The discussion about the terms we should use for terns has seemed interminable. I thought I had determined the best tern terms but it turned out I was wrong. I turned to the sage advice of Shai Mitra, who seems to be able to take turns using any of the tern terms and it does not turn out badly. Like Tim Healy, I thought I had a second summer tern but alas, the term should be first summer. In terms of the terns age, I determined he could not be more than one. So, a one-year-old tern is a first summer tern, even though it turns out it is in its second summer on the calendar. This just makes my head turn and turn and turn. I wish I could be like John Turner, who thinks things have turned for the better. Should I terminate my efforts to apply the proper terminology? Oh how these tern terms torment me!
With apologies to all and thanks to Tim, Steve, Joe, Shai, and others for an enlightening discussion. Willie D'Anna Wilson, NY Subject: RE: Nickerson Beach Report. From: JOHN TURNER <redk...@optonline.net> Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2018 20:37:30 -0400 (EDT) X-Message-Number: 11 Things took a turn for the better today! On Tue, Jun 19, 2018 at 07:20 PM, Long Island Birding wrote: Hello all, To summarize there were 7 tern species seen at Nickerson Beach Today. Sandwich Tern (found by Doug Futuyma) Arctic Tern (found by Adelia Honeywood) Gull-Billed Tern Forster's TernÂ Roseate Terns Least TernsÂ Common Terns Mike Z. -- NYSbirds-L List Info: Welcome and Basics <http://www.northeastbirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm> Rules and Information <http://www.northeastbirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm> Subscribe, Configuration and Leave <http://www.northeastbirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm> Archives: The Mail Archive <http://firstname.lastname@example.org/maillist.html> Surfbirds <http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/NYSBirds-L> ABA <http://birding.aba.org/maillist/NY01> Please submit your observations to eBird <http://ebird.org/content/ebird/> ! -- --- END OF DIGEST -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://email@example.com/maillist.html 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/NYSBirds-L 3) http://birding.aba.org/maillist/NY01 Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ --