Sunday, May 22, 2011

Unsual Sightings: Sunlight & Tern

After seemingly weeks of cloudy, foggy, cool, rainy weather; Saturday morning dawned with the glorious sun burning its way through the fog.  The warm morning light highlighted the new growth and spiders web on the evergreen.

Spending the day fishing on a local lake I noticed an unusual bird circling about.  At first I thought it was a gull as they infrequently are seen here but I was even more surprised when a closer look revealed it to be a Tern, a species that I don't remember ever observed at this location.  

Checking my bird references I believe this to be a Common Tern however if this is wrong please advise. 


Ruth Hiebert said...

Gorgeous Tern shots.

eileeninmd said...

Great sighting, the terns are pretty birds. And very cool to watch fishing.

Nellie from Beyond My Garden said...

These days the sunlight is more rare than most birds.

Elaine said...

Lovely! It's hard to capture sunshine, but you managed to do it quite nicely. I love that last shot of the tern.

Montanagirl said...

Terrific shots of the Tern. Love the last one.