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Bob Bushell's Wildlife Photography

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Saturday, 15 June 2013

Arctic Tern (Sterna paradisaea)

With its long tail streamers and general shape the Arctic tern deserves the local name of 'sea swallow'. Appearing white with a black cap, it is largely coastal although it can be seen inland on migration. It depends on a healthy marine environment and some colonies have been affected by fish shortages. Arctic terns are the ultimate long distance migrants - summer visitors to the UK and winter visitors to the Antarctic. (RSPB)





39 comments:

  1. Beautiful red colour on the bird!

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  2. Great species and great pictures Bob, I like no. 2 the best because you can see what is important to identify this species: the tail that is longer than and wings.

    Regards,
    Marianne

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  3. These are so elegant Bob!

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  4. Bob, heute hast du wieder eine tolle Musik eingesetzt.
    Deine Foto sind wieder einsame Klasse.
    Einen angenehmen Restsamstag wünscht dir
    Irmi


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  5. Great bird, great shots Bob.

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  6. That is one spiffy-looking bird!

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    1. It likes it up there, Shetland Isles.

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  7. Wowwowwow!!! What color lipstick is this???
    White-black-red - how elegant! :-)
    Great photos Bob! :-)

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  8. Hola Bob magnificas fotografias de esta viajera ave.Un abrazo

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  9. hij staat er prachtig op vooral de laatste.

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  10. Bob again splendor pictures of this beautiful terns great to be so close to view and capture!
    grt,
    Annie
    http://anniezon.blogspot.nl/

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  11. So lovely with that ruby red beak.

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  12. Hi Bob Wonderful capture of this most beautiful Arctic Tern. I prefer the first and last shots as you can see the eye looking at you. I see form another comment that you say'it is easy' but not for me with my camera. Have a great weekend. Margaret

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  13. Excellent shots Bob.
    They certainly are long distance travellers.

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    1. They travelled quite some distance Keith.

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  14. Especialmente bellas la primera y última fotografía en las que has captado perfectamente el brillo de su mirada. Un abrazo,

    Especially beautiful the first and last picture you've captured perfectly the brightness of his eyes. A hug,

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  15. This a great set of photos Bob and the post sets it off.

    peter

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    1. Ah, you recognized the post Peter.

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  16. beautiful birds and captures you made too Bob

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  17. The Artic you say? Wow...
    BEAUTIFUL, my dearest friend...BEAUTIFUL

    I Hug you
    BShell
    blueshell.azurara.net

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    1. It's good to hear from you, cheers Isidro.

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  19. Good catch Bob. Nice bird. Good Sunday friend :))
    A hug.

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    1. Thank you for your comments Laura.

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  20. Very nice and I love Swallows and so anything called by that name is wonderful. Happy Father's Day Bob~

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  21. Jej czerwony dziób jest cudny. Pozdrawiam.
    Its beak is wonderful. Yours.

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  22. What a beautiful bird Bob!!Great captures and close ups!!!!
    Dimi..

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