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There were many Forster’s Terns at the refuge, with about half of them being still immature or juvenile. They were all superb acrobatic fliers and their diving into the marshes to catch fish was a challenge I cannot resist photographing year after year.

Immature Forster’s Tern yelling at its friends.

“Nice flight!”

Forster’s Tern in flight.


Emerging from dive.

Forster’s Tern coming out of dive, no fish.

I often tried to capture the moment they caught a fish, but the best I could do this time is a not-so-sharp photo.

Forster’s Tern with a fish.