Month of Squares

January Squares: Caspian Tern in Flight

This is my day 17 contribution to Becky’s January Squares: Light photo challenge and the last day in my sequence of Flight squares.

A Caspian Tern with a fish on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario, Canada.

January Squares: Caspian Tern in Flight

10 replies on “January Squares: Caspian Tern in Flight”

oh that’s such a great capture of it. They are wonderful birds to observe, we see them occasionally in Portugal. Always unmistakable as they are so big!

I remember a birder describing one as a big tern with a red carrot for a nose. I didn’t realise how widespread the species is until seeing a photo of one from Australia.

Their call is rather distinctive also. It’s one of those calls that I can identify the bird without looking up.

I had one last summer when I was down at the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline for the sunrise and didn’t need to look away from the viewfinder despite it not being a regular location for them. They seem to be spreading up and across the peninsula.

Many of our birding bookings are 20ish years old, and it is quite noticeable how locations and spread has changed especially for sea birds

I notice that having moved a little to the north and to the other side of the peninsula. Great Egrets are also more common around here than they were a decade ago

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