The Avocet and the tern: a short story.

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Imagine you are an American Avocet enjoying a quiet morning in the pond. A bit of feeding and then a little relaxation then a bit of feeding.

Then without warning a Forester’s Tern makes a sudden and unannounced and dramatic visit to your patch of the pond.

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Looks like he got what he was after. Just a brief interruption of an otherwise peaceful morning.

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For the next couple of weeks we will be posting some of our favorite posts from the past as we take a small respite from the digital world.

6 thoughts on “The Avocet and the tern: a short story.

  1. Wonderful scene at the pond, Mike. An incredible scoop on the tern’s part, and yes, quite a kerfuffle for the avocet. This avocet is in breeding plumage, especially handsome. Lovely series, thank you for that moment at the pond.

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