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Common Tern Photos

Photography by Terry Sohl

My Favorite: In South Dakota, Common Terns are less common than the similar Forster's Tern, but you can usually a few during migration. I don't have a lot of photos of the species, but my favorite is the one below, from May 2nd, 2014 in Lake County, South Dakota.

Common Tern - Sterna hirundo - Favorite Photo

Common Tern 1 - Sterna hirundo Common Tern 2 - Sterna hirundo Common Tern 3 - Sterna hirundo Common Tern 4 - Sterna hirundo

Common Tern 1

July 18th, 2004

Oahe Dam, near Pierre, South Dakota

Common Tern 2

May 16th, 2015

Highway 81 Lakes near Madison, South Dakota

Common Tern 3

May 2nd, 2014

Lake County, South Dakota

Common Tern 4

May 2nd, 2014

Lake County, South Dakota

Common Tern 5 - Sterna hirundo



Common Tern 5

May 2nd, 2014

Lake County, South Dakota


Click here for the species description page for the Common Tern.

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