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As they hunt for food, Forster’s Terns like to hover over the salt marshes at Edwin B Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge. They fly in small loops and dive into the water at fairly high speed to catch some fish, not always successfully. This makes them somewhat difficult to photograph, and I’ve tried to do that many times. It’s only a few days ago that I was able to get some shots where a tern has actually caught a meal.

Forster's Tern hovering.

Forster’s Tern hovering.

Forster's Tern catching a fish.

Forster’s Tern catching a fish.

Forster's Tern hovering like a bomber.

Forster’s Tern hovering like a bomber.