May 23, 2016

Black Tern

Another shot from the pontoon.


We were out looking for whimbrel, which we found and I will post another day, when we saw a black tern.
It posed so nicely that I took about 130 photos.
We usually see a few each year some where on Rondeau Bay.

Chlidonias niger

The Black Tern is very social. It breeds in loose colonies and usually forages, roosts,and migrates in flocks of a few to more than 100 birds, occasionally up to tens of thousands.
source - Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

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