Let me know when that tide's coming in won't you

Let me know when that tide's coming in won't you

Sunday, 28 June 2015

Common Tern

I had an amazingly close encounter with a couple of Terns at Pennington Marsh in Hampshire. This pair were sat on the edge of a verge that led down into the Solent. One was very vocal at some points, as you will see below.
I'd like to point out that I wasn't as close as these pictures make out, and at no time did I disturb these guys. I have cropped quite a lot to  bring them closer. Anyway, here are the Common Terns.


Can I help you?






38 comments:

  1. Wonderful captures, Adam! Love the in flight shot!

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  2. Pretty birds with a lot to say. :-)

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  3. "Can I help you?" If that tern were talking to me....yelling more than just talk, he'd probably be saying "Get Lost Anni".

    Love the photos today Adam.

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  4. I love the Terns, awesome series of images.

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  5. Lovely images of Terns! Have a great week!

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  6. People call them "trash birds", but they're beautiful, too. You've captured them well!
    Thanks for stopping by http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/06/falling-water.html to link up!

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  7. Such a pretty bird. My favorite shot here is the 2nd one.

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  8. Nice looking bird, we get mostly Red Kites & Buzzards round here

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  9. Love their bold black cap against the bright white. Nice shots.

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  10. Fantastic photos.Love the first few with the open beak.

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  11. These are wonderful photos! Good job!

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  12. Lovley photos , we have the same bird today but i have a small one ,have a nice evening ,nette

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  13. He really had to voice his opinion.. lol... Great shots!

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  14. Wonderful photos - love the in-flight shot

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  15. Hi Adam,
    These are some awesome Terns.
    I love their orange beak.
    In particular, the 4th photo is superb!

    Have a Wonderful Day!
    Peace :)

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  16. They're so pretty with those black caps and bi-colored bills. Great shots.

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  17. He definitely has something to say!

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  18. Looks as though he has a lot to say to you!

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  19. All great shots! Love 2nd one where the bird looks like he/she is squaking at you!

    Happy Week to you,
    artmusedog and carol

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  20. Hi Y'all!

    Love the shots and angles you captured.

    Y'all come on by,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

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  21. I thing these are elegant birds. I don't see them often, but when I do, I like to snap all I can!

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  22. Wow, great photos! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. :)

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  23. These are wonderful! I love the "inflight" shot.

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  24. beautiful birds, great captures. I like how you can see his tongue in the first image.

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  25. it is strange, I rarely see the common terns on the ground. They are always in the air. Great shots!

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  26. Wonderful birds! Such great photos!

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  27. i love seeing the Terns and these are marvellous imaes of them.

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  28. Oh they are stunning and I love your expressions for them ;) I am thinking there are some species of Terns that I missed on a recent journey to some lakes here in KY, USA. If you have not stopped by yet, I am celebrating 6 years of blogging~

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  29. Fabulous image if the bird in flight, it is perfectly in focus

    Mollyxxx

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  30. Oh wow....especially the tern in flight. Really wonderful photos and they give so much personality to the birds.. Happy Weekend Adam... Michelle

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  31. I can almost hear them! Beautiful on the ground and in flight!

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  33. These are wonderful Adam! I love Terns and you have captured them beautifully!

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  34. I do love putting human words to our animal friends and loved programmes like Animal Magic (oops - showing my age here). He could always have been saying - "Hey look - one of those odd humans with that black thing attached to it's eye!"

    Thank you for adding terns to #AnimalTales

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  35. i suspect they were guarding their eggs

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