Common Tern - Sterna hirundo
Common name: Common Tern
Scientific name: Sterna hirundo
Accession number: 138
Materials: Watercolour on paper
When painted: 1831-1841
"With us the Terns arrive in straggling flocks in the beginning of May, and soon after betake themselves to their breeding-places, which are sandy tracts, gravelly or pebbly ridges on the shore, rocky ground, or sometimes low rocks."