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Bob Bushell's Wildlife Photography

Bob Bushell's Wildlife Photography
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Friday, 26 July 2013

Common Tern (Sterna hirundo)

These delightful silvery-grey and white birds have long tails which have earned them the nickname 'sea-swallow'. They have a buoyant, graceful flight and frequently hover over water before plunging down for a fish. They are often noisy in company and breed in colonies. (RSPB)





42 comments:

  1. very handsome color combination!

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  2. The wildlife is wonderful and you shoot
    on target more beautiful!

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  3. How striking they are in marking!! His red legs and black nails perfectly compliments and ties in his red beak and black cap. Beautiful!

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  4. You even captured the tiny white spot on the tip of the beak!

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  5. Very entertaining birds they are even if they are a bit goby.

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  6. Bob These are beautiful birds and very photogenic. Great shots. It is hard enough to see the end of its bill usually bt to get it in a photo is brilliant. I wonder Bob what was the small mark on its lower mandabile?

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  7. Bob, great shots! I love this birds red bill!

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  8. Super sharp shots Bob. A lovely bird.

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  9. Jest śliczny ze swoimi czerwonymi nogami oraz czarną czapeczką na głowie. Pozdrawiam.
    It is pretty with its red legs and a black cap on his head. Yours.

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  10. YesYes!!Very pretty bird!!))))))

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    1. They are very preety birds Bob!!!
      Exellent shots!!
      Amazing close ups!!!Great work for one's again!!!
      Dimi...

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    2. Thanks for the "close-up" Dimi.

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  11. Fantastic captures Bob...the bird is great..have a nice weekend

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  12. Wonderful Bob. They have a beautiful color combination.

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  13. One of my favorites, I love the Terns! Awesome photos, Bob!

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  14. I am in love with these pictures. Look at the details! Great shots!

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  15. Lovely shot of one in perfect plumage! We had one here that looked like a Forsters!!! What a nightmare trying to ID it! I wish it would have looked like this one:)

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  16. Hi Bob,

    Beautiful tern's you know to capture so often they do not sit still hey they dive off for some fish!!
    super!
    grt,
    Annie
    http://anniezon.blogspot.nl/

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  17. They look dressed up and ready to go out for dinner. How elegant!

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  18. Great shots!!!Very beautifull!!!

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    1. The Incredible Sting Band are superb, thanks.

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  19. BOB bonjour

    je serai heureuse de voir aussi cete hirondelles des mer
    elle est splendide et son bec je l'adore
    bonne journée

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  20. Supeb!!!.. Great bird Bob.. Have a nice weekend

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  21. Wonderful array of the Common Tern, Bob.
    They are all perfect, compliment.
    Have a nice weekend.

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  22. Muy buenos primeros planos. Gran detalle y definición. Un abrazo,

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  23. Great shots Bob. I've never yet had one sit still for long enough for me to get a photo!...[;o)

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    1. This one I shot on the Islands of Shetland, maybe there they got little bit lazy.

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  24. SUCH LOVELY BIRD
    BOB~~~~~~~~~~

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    1. It's a beautiful bird, thanks Amandine.

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    2. PLEASE
      U ARE WELCOME
      BOB!!!!!!!!
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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  25. he is so so so so handsome!!!!I love him ,and i love your shots!!!!
    Have a nice weekend-)))

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    1. Thanks, and yours with painting Christa.

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    2. Heool Bob!
      Lovely portraits of the Common tern!
      You really had it close! love the bi-coloured beak!

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