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Common Tern - Fledgeling Silhouette | by Old-Man-George
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Common Tern - Fledgeling Silhouette

A couple of months ago I posted some photos of the terns in Bedford. I was kind of pleased with with, but I was determined to revisit them and improve on what I got that first time. So here's the result of my next visit.

I was so lucky second time around. There was one fledgeling sitting on the roof of the hide, and another perched right outside. This meant I was treated to a visit from a parent carrying fish around every 5 minutes. They're not perfect, but I'm pretty happy with them.

This is a silhouette of the squawking that would start as soon as the adult got close. It was my warning to get ready to try and catch a fish exchange, as he always spied the adult before I did.

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Taken on July 22, 2012