Feeding the young, part two.

As there will be an unknown number of feeding the young posts I decided to number them rather than trying to come up with different titles for each one.

In this photo one of the adults is feeding a green caterpillar to the young.

Here the young are a few days old. I can now see 9 young, there will be more.

Feeding the young.

Week 19. A couple of early mornings.

I was down at the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline for the sunrise a couple of times in week 19. As the sun rises around 6 a.m. at this time of year I was down there before 5:30.

The first morning was mostly cloudy with a wind so the water was quite choppy.

A spring sunrise.

The second morning had a mainly clear sky. Less windy so calmer water.

A spring sunrise.

Land, mate, preen.

A sequence of photos taken on the Lake Huron shoreline in the spring.

I was photographing a Common Tern on a rock in the water when a second bird flew in.

Two Common Terns

The second bird landed and approached the one on the rock. By the front birds wing position it was fairly obvious what was going to happen next.

Ready to mate.

The birds mate. I’m guessing that they were a well established pair as the male didn’t bring a fish as a courtship offering.

mating Common Terns

After mating both birds started preening.

Preening Common Terns