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    Default Re: Paddle Boarding - 5 on aboard. Is that possible?

    Quote Originally Posted by Yorkshire Exile View Post
    This thread is unusually interesting and informative. Are Sandwich Terns so called because of a connection with the islands of the same name or did sailors put them between slices of bread?
    I can't say for sure, but Kent is possibly a hot spot for wildlife of Continental origin, so the Sandwich tern was probably first classified and named there, not first seen necessarily. The Dartford warbler I believe is similarly named and I'm sure there are many other examples with other species such as butterflies. I have not heard that the Earl of Sandwich was a noted ornithologist.
    Far away is near at hand in images of elsewhere

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    Default Re: Paddle Boarding - 5 on aboard. Is that possible?

    Quote Originally Posted by johnalison View Post
    I can't say for sure, but Kent is possibly a hot spot for wildlife of Continental origin, so the Sandwich tern was probably first classified and named there, not first seen necessarily. The Dartford warbler I believe is similarly named and I'm sure there are many other examples with other species such as butterflies. I have not heard that the Earl of Sandwich was a noted ornithologist.
    But he knew the perfect place for a slice of Yorkshire ham.

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    Default Re: Paddle Boarding - 5 on aboard. Is that possible?

    Quote Originally Posted by Yorkshire Exile View Post
    But he knew the perfect place for a slice of Yorkshire ham.
    Not a patch on sweet-cured Suffolk ham.
    Far away is near at hand in images of elsewhere

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    Default Re: Paddle Boarding - 5 on aboard. Is that possible?

    Quote Originally Posted by Yorkshire Exile View Post
    This thread is unusually interesting and informative. Are Sandwich Terns so called because of a connection with the islands of the same name or did sailors put them between slices of bread?
    In the Antipodes an old name for Shearwater was 'Mutton Bird', anything less like a flying French sheep I can't imagine so possibly because of how they tasted on a trencher. A number of islands such as the one near Stewart Island in NZ [A welcome sight on a foggy morning] and near Coffs Harbour in Australia have been named for them.
    John Apps

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    Default Re: Paddle Boarding - 5 on aboard. Is that possible?

    Quote Originally Posted by tillergirl View Post
    Just being silly:

    P1070552 by Roger Gaspar, on Flickr

    On the edge of the Black Deep.


    Photo 2: Common Tern or Little Tern?


    P1070561 by Roger Gaspar, on Flickr

    Barrow Deep heading for the Netherlands.
    That reminds me of a Mike Peyton cartoon. Two seagulls standing on a submerged log saying " the last one I did this to, did an emergency gybe and broke his boom"

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