Saturday, 5 September 2015

Young Terns

There are quite a few Immature Common Terns flying over the lakes in the Parkland now.



I watched these two below (immature in front, adult behind) flying across the the open water at some distance. You may note that the adult has a fish in its beak. You may also see that the immature has its beak open and although I couldn't hear from where I was, it would have been calling.


The immature landed on a bouy and the adult fed it with the fish and I was fortunate to catch that moment, albeit at some distance.











Although poor, here are a few images of adult Common Terns.






22 comments:

  1. Your poor images are a lot better than my good ones! We have lots of terns here. I just love them!

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  2. Great shots. It's always rewarding to capture adults feeding young.

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  3. It's always fun watching terns. I'm glad you posted these, because I haven't seen any in a while. Vicarious viewing will have to do for me until I have time to find some big water! :-)

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  4. Beautiful captures, Roy, and the feeding is especially interesting. I also liked the Common Blue butterflies in your previous post, and many other creatures in the "before previous" posts. :) Great observations!

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  5. Great series! So much action.

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  6. i love watching terns they are so elegant. they'll be all gone soon

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  7. Marvellous shots Roy especially the flight ones.

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  8. Lovely flight shots!Will be back soon and have a great sunday!

    Shantana

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  9. Lovely set of images of your terns, lovely to capture the moment of the young being fed by the adult.

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  10. Pure poetry!... On the air... and on your photos...
    Great images, Roy!

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  11. Really really nice as you have photographed this young terns :-)

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