Friday, April 23, 2010

Terns on the beach


I don't know a lot about Terns, in fact I had to look them up in my bird book to even know these were Terns.


I thought I was shooting a mama and baby here, but now I'm not so sure. Are they just two different kinds of Terns?


Or is he a baby, just starting to get the color in his beak?

Camera Critters


  1. Very cool, Lisa. I love how vivid these are with their crisp black and white then that splash of color.

  2. "To every thing
    Tern, tern, tern
    There is a season..."
    Well if they can use an alternate spelling for "Byrds"...

    In the second shot they remind me of Dilbert's boss. But the color and the detail is way better.

  3. Spectacular! Nice compositions and the camera work is wonderful! That is
    some camera, apart from the photographer herself, of course.

  4. Maybe male and female?

    Great shots!

  5. Great shots Lisa! While looking through this week's photos it seems I missed an important birthday along the way - belated HAPPY BIRTHDAY! :-)

  6. Dudes seem to be smiling and enjoying a breeze!

  7. These terms look like balding little old men. They make smile!

  8. Two different terns.
    The one with the orange bill is a Royal Tern and the other with the black bill with yellow tip is a Sandwich Tern.

  9. Don't have a good answer for you. I just know that one good Tern deserves another!

  10. Wow..what a great looking birds! Beautiful photos of these birds..

  11. Hmmm ... I have no clue but I love your photos as always. It's been quite some time since I've visited but I'm enjoying the process of catching up in my reader this morning. Methinks it'll take a while but I don't want to miss a thing ... ya know? Thanks for making the whole post available in your feeds. Loved the 'swamp' views and think the cupcakes shots were great fun and the shots of the kids marvelous as always. What QTies ;-)
    Hugs and blessings,

  12. Outstanding! I love their 'hairstyles' hehe