No Bird Finer


A Forster’s Tern in all its glory. So fine. I tell my friends who want to distinguish gulls from terns to look for the birds that look like they were made with an exacto knife.

8 responses

  1. Hebe Shipp

    Great image! Both visually and in words!

    July 26, 2012 at 5:31 am

  2. Good one! I’ll remember that.

    July 26, 2012 at 6:09 am

  3. Siobhan Ruck

    It seems odd to me that only one tern has been singled out for the name Elegant. Better for the whole family to get the name but, if not, then they should consider renaming the others Graceful, Lovely, Ethereal et al.

    July 26, 2012 at 6:22 am

  4. Sandy Slichter

    Nice analogy Walter, and great photo, as always.

    July 26, 2012 at 7:09 am

  5. Wow. I don’t believe I’ve seen one of these in Vermont. Nope. Thanks!

    July 26, 2012 at 12:29 pm

  6. Brilliant photograph!

    July 26, 2012 at 6:32 pm

  7. The wings are so crisp and sharp they look computer generated. Beautiful photograph.

    July 29, 2012 at 4:26 pm

  8. I have no trouble recognizing terns from gulls but I sometimes have trouble telling some of the terns apart from each other, as well as some of the gulls. pretty picture by the way I just love sea birds most of all they are graceful, nosiy and I just love water too a great combo too.
    rose

    August 1, 2012 at 5:28 pm

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