These terns were struggling against a brisk breeze a couple of weeks ago in Canary Creek.
Terns are natural born hoverers, holding themselves in mid air for long moments. Here a Forster’s Tern demonstrates that unique ability.
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.
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.
This Forster’s Tern is emerging from an unsuccessful dive for a fish.
That seems to be what the aggressive egret in the back is saying as it charges the intruder in the foreground.
This Forster’s Tern dove in with a splash this morning and came up with a fish.
This Royal Tern kindly passed by for a nice portrait recently.