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Feeding Time - Common Terns, Ottawa, Ontario by Michael Cummings
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“The Common Tern (Sterna hirundo) is a seabird of the tern family Sternidae. This bird has a circumpolar distribution breeding in temperate and sub-Arctic regions of Europe, Asia and east and central North America. It is strongly migratory, wintering in coastal tropical and subtropical regions. It is sometimes known as the sea swallow.

This medium-sized tern is 34–37 cm long with a 70–80 cm wingspan. It is most readily confused within its range with the similar Arctic Tern (Sterna paradisaea), Roseate Tern (S. dougalli), Antarctic Tern (S. vittata) and South American Tern (S. hirundinacea).

Its thin, sharp bill is red with a dark tip. Its longish legs are also red. Its upperwings show a dark primary wedge, unlike the Arctic Tern, in which they are uniformly grey. Its long tail extends only to the wingtips on the standing bird, unlike Arctic and Roseate Terns, which extend past the wingtips. It is not as pale as the Roseate Tern and has longer wings" Wikipedia

Nikon D300
1/1250
F5.6
ISO 400
EV 0.00
Pattern Metering
No Flash
280 MM
Monopod
WB Sunny

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bird, common tern, ecology, feeding, fish, hunter, lake, nature, water, wildlife

Comments

  • Jurmale
    Jurmaleabout 4 years ago

    Excellent,very beautiful shot Michael!! Love it!

  • Thank you very much Paul

    – Michael Cummings

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...about 4 years ago

    Marvelous behavioural capture, great work Michael!

  • Thanks Kon :-)

    – Michael Cummings

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 4 years ago

  • Thanks Ray

    – Michael Cummings

  • Kim McClain Gregal
    Kim McClain Gr...about 4 years ago

    MAGNIFICENT !!!

  • Thank you Kindly Kim

    – Michael Cummings

  • travelingdixie
    travelingdixieabout 4 years ago

    fantastic photo!

  • Thank you very much Dixie

    – Michael Cummings

  • Rick  Friedle
    Rick Friedleabout 4 years ago

    Great shot!

  • Thanks Rick

    – Michael Cummings

  • Catherine  Howell
    Catherine Howellabout 4 years ago

    what a gorgeous shot, Michael!

  • Thank you Catherine

    – Michael Cummings

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotabout 4 years ago

    Fabulous capture, Michael. Looking at your work is always a pleasure and a great education!

  • Thank you very much Aunt Dot

    – Michael Cummings

  • JoyceIone
    JoyceIoneabout 4 years ago

    “Excellent! Thank you for submitting your work to the Art & Collectables Sales Group. ":http://www.redbubble.com/groups/the-collectors-...
    Great capture—the pics are there if we look and wait for them!!!

  • Thank you very much Joyce

    – Michael Cummings

  • mikrin
    mikrinabout 4 years ago

    what a wonderful in flight capture Michael. Great timing

  • Thank you very much Mikrin :-)

    – Michael Cummings

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