16 September 2014

Common tern and black-headed gull






This common tern seems to have trouble
swallowing a fish. It looks like he's
bitten off more than he can chew.

The other bird is a juvenile black-headed gull.

Töölönlahti, Helsinki, 3.7.2014.

I'm linking to Wild Bird Wednesday.


40 comments:

  1. Diese Seeschwalbe ist sehr schön und du hast tolle Fotos gemacht.

    LG Mathilda ♥

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  2. Perfect capture of the Tern trying to swallow the fish.

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  3. Flotte fuglebilder. Ungfuglen så riktig så avslappet ut.
    Ha en fin kveld :)
    Mormor

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    1. Tusen tack, Mormor! Den låg och dåsade i solen. Ha en skön kväll.

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  4. Sweet shots of the tern....and nice action of the bird trying to swallow the fish!

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  5. Wunderful shots and a beautiful bird.

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  6. Very good appetite! Beautiful photos!

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    1. Thank you Leovi! He must have been very hungry.

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  7. I do love watching the Terns. Great pictures.

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  8. The Terns have always been a favorite of mine! Great shots.

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  9. Neat to watch him eating! It does look like he has a mouthful!

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  10. My husband and I will be going to the beach this weekend. I love to feed the gulls (although I'm sure that year-round beach residents don't feel the same way).

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    1. Thank you Sue! I like the gulls. They move south or at least out to open water for the winter.

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  11. Must be good fishing for the tern. Great shots and nice to see bird from Helsinki.

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  12. Great shots of the tern, Gunilla. Looks like he has more than he can handle!

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  13. Lovely captures of both the tern and black.headed gull.

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  14. That is trouble for the bird, hope it was able to swallow it later.
    Happy WW!

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  15. Great captures. That fish just won't go down.

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  16. Great capture of an embarrassing situation for the tern.

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  17. These birds are wonderful ! Lovely shots !

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  18. Beautifully these terns.
    So fun with a fish in its beak:-)

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