Mating Common Terns

We came across a pair of mating Common Terns on the Beach. We could get fairly close, but did not want to disturb them. A third bird flew in and chased off the male. In the protected roped off area there were many Common Terns mating and building/digging nests.

_43G4100 nickerson common tern v2s

Mating Terns. Canon EOS1D MkIV, Canon 400mm f/4 DO IS, Canon i.4X Series III Teleconverter, f/8, 1/1000, ISO 400

_43G4111 nickerson common terns v2

Mating Terns. Canon EOS1D MkIV, Canon 400mm f/4 DO IS, Canon i.4X Series III Teleconverter, f/5.6, 1/2500, exp. comp. -0.33, ISO 400

_43G4146 nickerson common terns v2

Mating Terns. Canon EOS1D MkIV, Canon 400mm f/4 DO IS, Canon i.4X Series III Teleconverter, f/5.6, 1/2500, exp. comp. -0.33, ISO 400

_43G4152 nickerson Common Terns v2

Threes a Crowd. Canon EOS1D MkIV, Canon 400mm f/4 DO IS, Canon i.4X Series III Teleconverter, f/6.3, 1/1600, ISO 400,

 

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