Carburn Park – Terns

I thought I would do some fishing, and headed down to Carburn Park after work. When I got to my fishing spot I found a bunch of Common Terns feeding on insects over the river. Despite the bad light it was a pretty cool shooting session because the I was able to sit right up close on the bank while they worked their way slowly down the river diving and skimming the surface for bugs. Once they were about twenty or thirty yards away they would fly right back up to where I was and start over again.

As I mentioned, the light was pretty crappy, and I hadn’t brought along my tripod, and the birds move pretty erratically, so getting a sharp image was not easy, but it was a lot of fun. Needless to say I didn’t do a whole lot of fishing.

 

Common Tern in flight over a prairie wetland

Common Tern in flight over a prairie wetland

American White Pelicans floating down the river

American White Pelicans floating down the river

American White Pelicans floating down the river

American White Pelicans floating down the river

Canadian Geese in the prairies in springtime

Canadian Geese in the prairies in springtime

Common Tern in flight over a prairie wetland

Common Tern in flight over a prairie wetland

Common Tern in flight over a prairie wetland

Common Tern in flight over a prairie wetland

Common Tern in flight over a prairie wetland

Common Tern in flight over a prairie wetland

 

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