Monday, June 8, 2009

Black Tern

Today I went on a canoe trek to the Upper Klamath National Wildlife Refuge. My sister Jennifer helped angle the canoe just so, to get the best possible photos. Some birds seemed to put up with a canoe in their midst rather well.

The Black Tern fly in a beautiful aerobatic way, but since they're highly maneuverable (and can pluck fish from the water on the wing) I was delighted to discover that sometimes they not only hold still, but actually seem to pose for a photo.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What a great photo, well, both photos! Is that tern actually standing on a lily pad? It's like he's in his own little canoe.