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Sandwich Terns from central Texas:

1) An adult-type with more than the normal amount of yellow in the bill:

More images of the above bird:

2) A first-winter from September 20, 2008 that has retained a significant amount of orange in the bill (or could this be a hybrid?):

Two more September HY birds for comparison:


Three late July juveniles with extensive orange in the bill:



8) - it is not that unusual to find a few juveniles from the same time-period with a limited amount of orangy yellow along the cutting edges of the bill:

9) a first-cycle from mid-October with some dull yellow in the bill: