Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Tern Here for Fishing

While in Baytown a few weeks ago, I happened upon a fishing frenzy of Forster's Terns out over Burnet Bay. There were forty or more terns wheeling and diving over and over into the choppy bay water. Most of the flock was concentrated about halfway across the bay, too far to catch any decent pictures, but a handful of terns ventured closer just long enough for me to fire off a few shots.

Forster's Tern - fishing #1
Forster's Tern (Sterna forsteri)

Forster's Tern - fishing #2

Forster's Tern - fishing #3

It was really quite something to watch.

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Lynne at Hasty Brook said...

Nice photos Kyle!

Larry said...

I can hardly imagine how cool that must have been Kyle. Great action shots you got of the Terns diving!

Kelly said...

Cool--40 at once! I saw some for the first time this March in Florida, and I loved they way they fished, swooping all over the place. I only saw about 10 at the same time, and I loved watching them...couldn't imagine 40!

Bill S. said...

Fantastic pictures of the tern. Happy Easter.