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White Tern

White Tern (Image ID 36013)
Photographed byIan Wilson on Fri 26th Apr, 2019 and uploaded on Sat 13th Jul, 2019 .
Resolution1400x932
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ID36013
CommentAlthough we were visiting Lord Howe Island at the end of the White Tern breeding season, with egg-laying from Oct-Mar, one of our party witnessed an egg being laid and there was still plenty of courtship behaviour. At Ned's Beach we found a dead tree that was the focus of displays and vocalization that provided great photo-opportunities. One of the displays involved birds, presumably males, flying around the tree with small fish or squid in their bills trying to impress a female.
EquipmentCanon 1DxII + 400 mm f/4 DO II + 2x III extender, hand-held.
Manual, spot metering, AI Servo spot AF, f/8, 1/3200 sec, ISO 640
Processed with DPP4 and PSE14 with Neat Image plug-in.
LocationNed's Beach, Lord Howe Island
Keywordswith prey, in flight, adult
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