2012/01/03

Royal Tern - Sterna maxima - garajau-real

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Royal Tern - Sterna maxima - garajau-real

Royal Tern and Brown Pelican. I wonder if they are family? Looks like a mother with lots of hungry children. :)
 NF Photo 110203 La Ensenada

More shots on  the Travel blog if you like to see them.

About Royal Tern on wiki
mating dance on youtube video. :)


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21 kommentarer:

  1. Those shots are fantastic with all those birds lined up and bills in the air!

    SvaraRadera
  2. Great captures!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

    SvaraRadera
  3. Great captures of the Terns and the Pelican!

    SvaraRadera
  4. The Pelican eyeing his noisey neighbors is great.

    SvaraRadera
  5. Love that babysitting pelican! The begging tern really is making it impossible for the adult to forage for food. What a performance!

    SvaraRadera
  6. OOps, that'll teach me to read every word. Begging yes but for something else altogether.

    SvaraRadera
  7. Sterling images, splendid, top notch and all of the best. Happy New Year~

    SvaraRadera
  8. Simply incredible compositions in these two pictures. Outstanding work! Coming here to NFBOCR is like opening a Christmas every week!
    Cheers to the new year!

    SvaraRadera
  9. I thought the same thing when I saw the thumb image with the pelican. But I would be careful if I were one of those terns, pelicans are totally capable of snapping up a smaller bird.

    SvaraRadera
  10. Such cool shots -- love how the terns are all lined up, and its so cool to have the pelican at the end too!

    SvaraRadera
  11. That brown pelican is tall - like the kid in the class who towers over all the other kids.

    SvaraRadera
  12. Love your shots of the Royal Tern! I posted a Crested Tern this week.

    SvaraRadera
  13. oh my!!
    these shots are wonderful
    I love their vivid beaks and all the chaos of their gathering

    SvaraRadera
  14. Interesting...that little term was really trying to get that female's attention....Love the photos and the video clip...Thank you for linking to Nature Notes...Michelle

    SvaraRadera
  15. The Royal Terns are amazing. I especially loike the first shot where they're all lined up on the railing. Also thanks for the video link, it was quite informative and amusing ;-)

    SvaraRadera
  16. oh, great shot of all the terns

    SvaraRadera

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