Sunday, 13 June 2010

Common Terns fishing

I took a few photos on the beach at Camber Sands yesterday, of Common Terns fishing as the tide was going out - they seem to find plenty of fish in the shallow water at this point. They'd fly upwind hunting, then zoom downwind to the start of the feeding patch and work their way back up again.
First, here's a few of them flying around - they chase each other quite a bit.
It's quite obvious when they're looking for fish, as they cruise along looking down:
and then when they spot one...
You can just about see the fish in the bird's beak in the last one. I was especially pleased to get the pictures of two diving for fish at the same time - purely by chance, as I was only following one of them with the camera!


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