19 November 2013

Common tern








Common tern taking a bath.
Töölönlahti, summer 2013.

The common tern migrates south in July - August
(only a few birds stay longer) and returns in May.
Eggs are incubated for 20 to 23 days.
Fledglings learn to fly in 24 to 30 days.
The common tern winters in Southern Africa, but
birds ringed in Finland have been found as
far away as Australia.

I'm linking to Wild Bird Wednesday.


54 comments:

  1. Lovely series of this wonderful Tern

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  2. Very good photographed......nice serie Gunilla.

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  3. Nice photoseries. Tern is very similar gull which I have on my photos.

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  4. That tern is really enjoying the bath. Nice action shots!

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  5. Fantastic shots!!! Beautiful bird!

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  6. Vilka härliga bilder - det är så roligt att titta på fåglar när de badar och skvätter.

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  7. Great photos of the Tern and I like the way you have captured the drops of water spraying up.

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  8. alltid lika kul att se dom bada ,kram nette

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  9. Lovely! water shots are so much fun.

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  10. Lovely photos, - herlige bilder av terna (tenna).

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  11. Cool captures of the Terns! They are fun birds to see!

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  12. HI Gunilla... Girds look like they are enjoying there bath so much, such are the Tern's ....nice photo's!!

    Grace

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  13. We have them here in too! Great images.

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  14. There is nothing common about this pretty bird!

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  15. Hi,Gunilla. Nice captures. Your photos are very beautiful. Thank you very much for sharing my blog in google plus.

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    1. Thank you Minoru! You're welcome, like I said, I always enjoy visiting your blog.

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  16. Härliga bilder, såg nästan ut som om den simmade på en bild!
    Tack för dina grattis! :) /Pia

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  17. A good Tern is a clean Tern even if he is common. Beautiful captures Gunilla ...

    Andrea @ From The Sol

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