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A brief lull in the rain

By DaveNewbury
Common terns arrive in the UK from their wintering grounds in April, and leave our shores again in August or September. The terns lay, on average, three eggs in May with incubation lasting around 22 days. The chicks have normally fledged by 28 days after hatching.

The common tern is a medium-sized tern found in the majority of the UK. These graceful birds are characterised by their silver-grey upperparts, white underparts, black cap and red bill. Photo taken at WWT Washington

Thanks for your awards on my Bull finch all thanked by pm. and to all the V's & C's always greatly appreciated Dave

Tags: Common tern Wildlife and nature WWt Washington

Voters: clubcard, ImageProducer, Les_Cornwell and 53 more

Comments


Mike_Smith Plus
12 586 1 United Kingdom
4 Jun 2019 7:09PM
I know exactly where you took this one Dave lol, cracking capture with a nice background

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JuBarney Plus
8 33 4 United Kingdom
4 Jun 2019 7:26PM
Beautiful shot
Ju
4 Jun 2019 7:36PM
A beauty Dave.Smile
Beautiful image
taggart Plus
15 47 13 United States
4 Jun 2019 7:45PM

this is one OUTSTANDING bird portrait!
4 Jun 2019 8:05PM
Superb image.
bricurtis Plus
14 2.3k 50 England
4 Jun 2019 8:18PM
Caught this one in a great posture Dave.
Brian.
4 Jun 2019 8:29PM
Lovely photo!

Arne
4 Jun 2019 10:20PM
An excellent image and interesting narrative, Dave.

Richard
Beautifully composed and photographed

Carole
5 Jun 2019 2:29AM
Excellent !!!!!
Maiwand 12 3 73 England
5 Jun 2019 4:44PM
Delightful Dave.
Ron

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this is one OUTSTANDING bird portrait!



Certainly is!
Carol
Chinga Plus
8 3 1 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2019 3:52AM
A most wonderful shot and light captured...
Brilliant photography... Isabel GrinGrin
Fefe Plus
7 33 31 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2019 4:59PM
Lovely shot!...great feet and beakGrin
Diane
6 Jun 2019 6:30PM
excellent DavidGrin
Lillian Plus
10 23 17 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2019 6:57PM
a lovely shot Dave
sparrowhawk Plus
10 277 2 United Kingdom
8 Jun 2019 12:30AM
my fave little tern stunning shot
27 Jun 2019 3:17PM
Very fine birding shot, Dave, lovely background 🏆

HDave.

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