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Discussion => Behaviour => Topic started by: Dinusaur on November 14, 2020, 04:40:00 pm

Title: Caspian Tern Feeding Activity
Post by: Dinusaur on November 14, 2020, 04:40:00 pm

Over the summer months I had fun watching the feeding activity of Caspian Terns in Valley Inn in Burlington. The young tern made constant feeding calls as it followed its parent in flight. As soon as the adult caught a fish from the pond, the young would land on water with its beaks wide open. The adult would then land beside the chick and the exchange happened.


The young Caspian Terns take a long time to master the skills of fishing on their own; they stick with their parents for 8 months or more.


(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50602257266_e033da953e_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2k6xN8u)


(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50601515763_cd4362cb9b_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2k6tZGX)


(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50602372237_280b5bc77f_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2k6yoiK)
Title: Re: Caspian Tern Feeding Activity
Post by: Ally on November 14, 2020, 05:19:53 pm
How nice!! Will have to check out that Valley