Outdoor Ontario

Discussion => Behaviour => Topic started by: Ally on October 20, 2021, 02:36:34 pm

Title: Hovering terns
Post by: Ally on October 20, 2021, 02:36:34 pm
I was showing some pictures to my students. And remembered the puzzle I had for these terns. The parent tern would be hovering over their baby for a long time. Not feeding, just hanging(literally) there talking to them. Why?
Title: Re: Hovering terns
Post by: Dinusaur on October 20, 2021, 06:39:58 pm
May be this way they can keep an eye of any approaching predator and attack them before they come close. Those are adorable baby tern photos.
Title: Re: Hovering terns
Post by: Charline on October 22, 2021, 10:01:48 am
So adorable! Never saw tern babies before. Thanks for sharing.