Whiskered Terns

To: canberra birds <>
Subject: Whiskered Terns
From: Dimitris Bertzeletos <>
Date: Sat, 20 Sep 2008 10:21:25 +0300
Started snapping as soon as the first two birds appeared (2pm) and the birds were still there at 3:20 pm when I left.

(Where you there btw? I asked someone about the sharp-tails earlier...)



Subject: RE: [canberrabirds] Whiskered Terns
Date: Sat, 20 Sep 2008 17:18:21 +1000


 When were these taken?


From: Dimitris Bertzeletos [
Sent: Saturday, 20 September 2008 4:49 PM
To: canberra birds
Subject: [canberrabirds] Whiskered Terns


Here are a a few of the best shots I managed.Most of the birds were in full or near full breeding plumage, but two were in non-breeding plumage. They were very cooperative, flying just 2-3 meters above your head and giving ample time for photos, but unfortunately the strong wind made it hard for them to hover and equaly hard for me to get shots. A man named Leo was also there and he had a much bigger 'gun' then me so better photos may be in store.

But for now, I hope you like these. :)



PS: a tip for photographers: The birds frequented the two, small 'left' ponds. Go and stand in the strip of land between the two and the birds will just fly past you!


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