January 31, 2015  •  17 Comments

This was my first time to both see and photograph a tern in this area and I haven't seen any since. I'm still not certain about the exact species so if anyone who is more familiar with terns knows, please feel free to comment. *Update: Thanks to several people (Pamela, Andrea, Liz, and Stewart) we'll call this a Caspian Tern. I appreciate the help!


1/100 sec. f/8 ISO 1000 1/100 sec. f/8 ISO 1000

Linking to Saturday's Critters


What a great the tern, and yourself!
Stewart Monckton(non-registered)
Its a great looking bird - in Australia I would have said Caspian Tern - which seems to be getting some milage here! Maybe I know more than I think! (A dangerous position if ever there was one!)

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne
It looks like a Caspian Tern to me too! The coral-red bill is a dead giveaway and makes them the most identifiable Tern in the world.
We have them in Australia too.
beautiful capture.
Ida P. Krause(non-registered)
Wow you caputred this bird at just the perfect moment. Loving the contrast of the black/white & bright red beak.
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