Caspian Terns made another appearance at Wilde Lake as they did last April. These very fast flying birds are a pleasure to watch. They fly over the water, with their head looking downward and peering side to side searching for a fish that makes the fatal mistake of swimming just below the water's surface. The tern quickly dives and plucks the unlucky fish out of the water. The terns have to be on the look-out for ring-billed gulls that try to steal their fresh "catch of the day". The very fast aerial flight maneuvers are a real challenge to track and capture behind the lens... but it's very rewarding when the camera's LCD displays a tack sharp and in frame image of the action! Click the thumbnails for a larger view.
Keywords:Caspian tern, Wilde Lake, fishing, tern
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