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Forster's Tern at A Coruña, November - December 2016, 8th for Spain: a photo gallery

A record by Tucho López Porto

Photos by Tucho López Porto, Pere Josa, David Calleja, Cosme Damián Romay & Álvaro Rodríguez Pomares

Introduction
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Introduction

On 23.11.2016 a Forster's Tern, an adult, was found at Playa de Santa Cruz, Oleiros, A Coruña (Tucho Lopez Porto). This bird caused interest amongst the Galicia (and beyond) birdwatchers and was widely twitched. According to Xabier Varela (pers.com.). who helped the author in the bird identification, over 100 observers had seen the tern up to 9 December 2016. A short list of known authors is given below. More authors to complete the record file are welcome.

The tern remained in the area for the whole of remaining November: 24.11 (Tucho López Porto, Bea Louzao), 25.11 (Antonio Sandoval, Manolo Carregal, David Calleja and others), 26.11 (Xabi Varela and others), 28.11 (Fernando Pereiras, Rafa Pereiro), despite sometimes it was seen intermitently.

The bird remained in the area in early December too and more photos were obtained (more authors, some known, detailed below): 1.12 (Pere Josa Anguera et al), see a photo below, 2.12 (Marcos Suárez; Tucho Lopez Porto), 3.12 (David Calleja Marcos, Tito Salvadores Ramos, Cosme Damián Romai Cousido), 4.12 (Álvaro Rodríguez Pomares), 5.12 (José Alberto Fernández Ugarte) or 6.12 (Delfín González; Xabier Varela). See a selection of photos, all sent to rarebirdspain, below.

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All photos below: © their authors

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© Tucho López 23.11.2016

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© Pere Josa Anguera 1.12.2016

Six photos below: © David Calleja 3.12.2016

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Four photos below © Álvaro Rodríguez Pomares 4.12.2016

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Previous records

This is the 8th record for Spain (seven of them already accepted, marked with * below) , all previous in the Atlantic (two previous also at A Coruña and five at Huelva-Cádiz-Straits of Gibraltar area):

(1*) 1987 Cádiz.Strait of Gibraltar, c.9.5 km off Algeciras (36º00'N, 5º22'W), from the ship between Algeciras and Ceuta. Adult, non breeding plumage. 27 October 1987 (D.K.Hashmi). Ardeola 44(1):119-141

(2*) 2003 A Coruña. Ría de Camariñas, playa de Area da Vila, 1er. inv., fotos, 16 y 23 de noviembre, y por referencias, 5 de enero de 2004 (P. Gutiérrez Varga y otros/Sterna-Ferrol). Ardeola 52(1), 2005, 185-206, See a photopage in this website here.

(3*) 2003 Huelva. Huelva, Marismas del Odiel, inv., 13 de octubre (J. Butler y P. Jones). Ardeola 52(1), 2005, 185-206.

(4) 2008. Huelva. Salinas aragonesas del Odiel, Huelva, 11 Febrero (Xurxo Piñeiro, Carlos Florencio) a 15 Febrero (Paco Chiclana).

(5*) 2012 Huelva. Playa de Almonte, Parque Nacional de Doñana, primer invierno, fotos, 12 de noviembre (Rubén Rodríguez Olivares, Ana Rodríguez y Elías Rojas). Ardeola 62(2), 2015, 453-508. See photos in the November 2012 page of this website here.

(6*) 2012 A Coruña. Ensenada de la ínsua, Ponteceso-Cabana de Bergantiños, adulto, 15 de diciembre (José Luis Rabuñal). Ardeola 62(2), 2015, 453-508. The record is included in the Decemebr 2012 page here, without photos.

(7*) 2013 Cádiz. Playa de montijo y Salinas de la tapa, entre Chipiona y El Puerto de Santa maría, primer verano, fotos, 17 de agosto a 3 de septiembre (Rafael García Costales, Pablo Barrena, Tomás Franco, José Manuel Franco, Manuel Jiménez y otros). Ardeola 62(2), 2015, 453-508. See photos in the August 2013 page of this website here.

Citation

Of the page: Lòpez,T. 2016 Forster's Tern at A Coruña, December 2016, 8th for Spain: a photo gallery. Retrieved from http://www.rarebirdspain.net/arbsf082.htm

Of a photo within the page: e.g. Josa,P. Sterna forsteri in López 2016 Forster's Tern at A Coruña, December 2016, 8th for Spain: a photo gallery. Retrieved from http://www.rarebirdspain.net/arbsf082.htm

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Forster's Tern at A Coruña, November - December 2016, 8th for Spain: a photo-gallery

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