Little Terns in hovering flight - Salines of Bonanza

May 10 2012

Dear reader!

A group of lively and very quick Little Terns

stayed at the Salines and

were looking directly in front of my nose

for small delicious fishes:

For hours I watched them quite enthralled and sometimes laughed out loudly, because

naturally I would have liked very much to make photos of their dashing into the water for prey, but

with their unbelievable speed they fooled me again and again!

But I was totally enthralled to see their short vigorous hover flights and

their wild determination, to get a fish within the next dash into the water:

From time to time also Common Terns joined (or had it been Whiskered Terns?) the group and

in the water a flock of Slender-billed Gulls took part in the fish feast:

Best regards

Birgit Kremer

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