This evening at the lake

We’ve had a sou’wester blowing for a week now – I’m struggling to remember a summer this cool. I guess we should be thankful.

Terns love a bit of breeze and I had some fun this evening watching a flock of Whiskered Terns feeding along the Joyce’s Creek arm at Cairn Curran. For more than an hour the group of six flew a repeating pattern up and down the shoreline, pausing now and then to skim food from the surface of to make a bullet-like dive in search of a fish.


Whiskered Tern, Cairn Curran, 30th January 2015.


Formation flying!


Whiskered Tern (non-breeding plumage).


Master of the air.

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