As a reward for jogging eight miles the day before, I went on a photo walk through our neighboring master-planned community last Sunday. Armed with my Nikon D700 and Nikon 70-200mm lens extended by a 1.7x teleconverter, I spent a good 45 minutes or so looking for wildlife. Mainly birds, which love the lake system.
First, I found a cute snowy egret enjoying life on a pier until people (mainly me) got too close to it.
As I walked around the lake, a flash of white followed by a splash of water caught my attention.
It was a Forster’s Tern (as ID’d by my wildlife expert, Jess), a bird I never had noticed before.
This little guy hovers over the water looking for small fish.
Suddenly, it dives into the lake!
But not for long.
Soon it exits the water, ready to start the pattern over. It was fascinating to watch!
After awhile, a pal or relative joined the action before they both flew away.
I guess one good tern deserves another!