Anne Elliott

Anne Elliott

Posted on 06/30/2014


Photo taken on June 12, 2014


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Black Tern on fence post

Black Tern on fence post
I was so happy when I came across a couple of Black Terns perched on fence posts. Usually, they are flying at top speed in every direction possible, including dive-bombing! I was sitting in the "safety" of my car : ) Taken along one of the backroads SW of the city, on 12 June 2014.

The Black Tern is a small, dark, graceful Tern, found in freshwater marshes. It eats insects as well as fish. In breeding plumage it has a dark head and chest and gray wings.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Tern

www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Black_Tern/id

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Cats 99
Cats 99
This is one of my favourite water birds! I love trying to get good shots of them splashing into the water and I have never seen one perched! It is wonderful to see this one so close up! :)
3 years ago.