A Sandwich tern, Sterna sandvicensis, starts its vertical plummet into the sea on a dive to catch fish from a small lagoon created at low tide on Bannow beach.
The Sandwich tern, Sterna sandvicensis, is a summer visitor to all Irish coasts from March to September and is amber-listed in Ireland due to its localised breeding population. The Sandwich tern is he largest of the terns in Ireland, usually seen over the sea. It is a relatively slender seabird with narrow, pointed wings, long, forked tail and long, pointed bill, dark with a small yellow tip. Grey above and white below, dark cap to head. Flight light and buoyant, will hover briefly over the sea before diving in.
AF Nikkor 70-300mm 1:4.5-5.6G
Location: 52° 12’ 42.65" N, 6° 48’ 16.65" W ➔ Bannow beach, Co. Wexford, Ireland
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