Hovering terns
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Hovering terns

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Ally

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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?


Dinusaur

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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.


Charline

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So adorable! Never saw tern babies before. Thanks for sharing.