Tuesday, 4 August 2020

About Terns


The Common Terns seem to have had a successful breeding year at LLNR and a number of juvenile birds can be seen begging food from the adults.

I recently took this picture which suggests that both parent birds had caught fish and appeared to be queuing up Heathrow style to feed junior.





In actual fact the first adult Tern offered the fish to the youngster then veered off to feed another, leaving the second adult to feed the confused juvenile. I can only assume a case of mistaken identity.



Above, the young Tern finally gets a feed.

Article by Tony Bedford
Photos copyright Tony Bedford.

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