Rutland Tern

A trip to Rutland Water with our mates Geoff and Clare , proved to be a great day . Thanks for the company guys :0) Exposure 1/4000 sec Aperture f/6.3 Focal Length 600 mm ISO Speed 640 Exposure Bias +4/3 EV Latin name Sterna hirundo Family Terns (Sternidae) Overview These delightful silvery-grey and white birds have long tails which have earned them the nickname 'sea-swallow'. They have a buoyant, graceful flight and frequently hover over water before plunging down for a fish. They are often noisy in company and breed in colonies. Where to see them Breeds along coasts with shingle beaches and rocky islands, on rivers with shingle bars, and at inland gravel pits and reservoirs, feeding along rivers and over freshwater. Migrating birds can be seen offshore in autumn. When to see them Throughout the summer - they arrive in April and leave in August and September. They are most obvious when feeding young as they will fly some distance for food, returning to the nest site with a fish. What they eat Fish
Rutland Tern