Category Archives: Terns

Taking Terns

These terns were struggling against a brisk breeze a couple of weeks ago in Canary Creek.

 

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Also posted in Birds, Spring 2014

Hover Master

Terns are natural born hoverers, holding themselves in mid air for long moments. Here a Forster’s Tern demonstrates that unique ability.

Also posted in Shorebirds, Spring 2011

Two Terns Taking Turns

Two terns taking turns for the fish below.

Also posted in Shorebirds, Spring 2011

Hover Craft

Terns hover before striking allowing patient photographers to take nice portraits of these colorful shorebirds as they hold still fo a second or two. This Forster’s Tern was concentrating on fish below as I concentrated on it; a nice partnership.

Also posted in Spring 2011

Fishless Dive

I haven’t gotten out to shoot in a while so I turned to the library for something to post. I found this August photograph of a Forster’s Tern just as it emerged from the water at the end of a dive for a fish. It was a non-productive dive.

Also posted in Fall 2010

Water Wings

This Forster’s Tern is emerging from an unsuccessful dive for a fish.

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Also posted in Shorebirds, Summer 2010

THAT’S MY SPOT!!!

That seems to be what the aggressive egret in the back is saying as it charges the intruder in the foreground.

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Also posted in Shorebirds, Summer 2010

The Fishing Is Good

This Forster’s Tern dove in with a splash this morning and came up with a fish.

Egrets Terns Prime Hook 8.17

Also posted in Shorebirds, Summer 2010

Royal Meal

A Royal Tern adult feed a silver side to a youngster.

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Also posted in Summer 2010

Royal Tern

This Royal Tern kindly passed by for a nice portrait recently.

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Also posted in Summer 2010