Thursday, 26 August 2010

Venus Pool - Common Tern

What a lovely day! Low cloud, persistent penetrating drizzle - perfect conditions to 'down' a wader or Tern? Right on cue too, minutes into a lunchtime visit, in flew a Common Tern (record shots only given the dire conditions and light).....






One of those awkward never to be guaranteed birds for a VP yearlist and after a few circles round.....






A brief moment of rest (in peace)






It became clear that peace wasn't going to last for long! The local Black-headed Gulls were having none of it and proceeded to chase and harrass relentlessly until the Tern gave up and departed.....






Wouldn't mind an Arctic or Black Tern next.....

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