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They rob other birds beside terns and gulls. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Young common terns are now on the wing. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The result means beaches are getting narrower and the little terns are quickly running out of space. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Losing little terns would be a large loss. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The white terns are also arriving steadily. Times, Sunday Times (2016)With their dark plumage, they look like aerial shadows of the white common terns. Times, Sunday Times (2010)These are best distinguished from the common terns by their blood-red beak. Times, Sunday Times (2015)There are nine adults and 11 juvenile common terns currently in residence. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The most widespread are the common terns, which were once predominantly seabirds. Times, Sunday Times (2015)They are called little terns because they are much smaller than any of the other British terns. Times, Sunday Times (2016) Little terns are also arriving on the coast, and will nest on the beaches. Times, Sunday Times (2006) Common terns are also returning. Times, Sunday Times (2009) Common terns used to nest mainly on secluded shingle beaches, but there are probably more of them breeding inland now than by the sea. Times, Sunday Times (2015) Common terns are by now spreading out over Britain, making their way along rivers and via lakes. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Along the coast just now you may come across parties of little terns, chattering, hovering and diving for fish. Times, Sunday Times (2016)A third wind farm, perceived as a threat to a colony of sandwich terns, was rejected. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Most of the common terns are back in their colonies on beaches by now, but the very similar Arctic terns are still passing through. Times, Sunday Times (2013)A pair of common terns came in from the sea, battling the offshore wind, making light of the rain. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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