Common Terns

Sterna hirundoThe southern end of Prince/ss Bay* ends at a fresh water stream just before the aptly named Red Bank. This gravel beach is the backdrop for these Common Terns (Sterna hirundo). The eroded terminal moraine provides nice camouflage, at least for the above bird’s bill.Sterna hirundoYoungster demanding food. Constantly. Some of the adults were bringing freshly caught fish and dropping them nearby, trying to get the young to work for it.

*A curious naming feature. Old maps plainly says “Princess Bay.” Yet the community is Prince’s Bay, as codified by the PO and the SI railroad station. Let’s just call it an ambiguously gendered location.

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