Monday, November 24, 2008
It's Raining Terns
Caspian Tern, Sterna caspia and Far Eastern Curlew, Numerius madagascariensis. Oh, call me crazy but that long, long beak looks like a Far Eastern Curlew. Probably more likely a Bristle-Thighed Curlew in these parts but hey, you never know. Anyhow, I'm snapping a picture of the Curlew and the Caspian Tern just falls out of the sky right in front of the Curlew. Feeling photogenic perhaps. They exchange glances (like in, hey, nice of you to drop by...). The Tern grabs a little water weed and flys off. Weirdest thing I ever saw. What did you do this weekend?