Banded Royal Tern at 3rd Avenue Beach in New Smyrna Beach

On January 1st I went birding at some beachside spots in Volusia County. I saw a few banded birds, including this Royal Tern who was loafing in a group of about 30 terns, 5 of which wore metal bands. This bird had a color band, making it easier to identify.

I submitted the sighting to the USGS and received the following certificate, which shows that the bird was banded as a chick in 2019 in Georgia. I love finding banded birds and finding out their history.

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