Black Tern (Chlidonias niger)

Black Tern (Chlidonias niger)

By AF3LMike | af3l_mike | 16 Apr 2019


I photographed this Black Tern in Cape May, New Jersey, U.S.A. This Black Tern was found mixed in with a bunch of different type of Gulls on the beach at Cape May. This Black Tern is a juvenile. The juveniles have a dark gray-brown back and wings with faint paler bars. Head and underparts are white with a black skullcap and black ear mark. Here are the photos of the Black Tern

 

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Smile for the camera :)

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Some cool facts about the Black Tern are provided by "The Cornell Lab of Ornithology" website

 

1. The Black Tern is very social. It breeds in loose colonies and usually forages, roosts,and migrates in flocks of a few to more than 100 birds, occasionally up to tens of thousands

2. The oldest recorded Black Tern was at least 11 years, 3 months old. It had been banded in Wisconsin and was found in Louisiana

 

 

My camera equipment:

Canon EOS 60D body

Canon EF-S 18-135mmf/3.5-5.6 IS Lens

Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM for Canon EF mount

Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di Vc USD Lens for Canon

All photos are handshot, no tripod

Thanks everyone for taking the time to read this post. Have a great day/night wherever you may be

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AF3LMike
AF3LMike

My name is Michael from Pennsylvania, U.S.A. I am 47 yrs old and have created this blog for my passion of bird, other wildlife, landscape photography, basically anything that captures my interest with a camera. I hope you enjoy what I post


af3l_mike
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My name is Michael from Pennsylvania, U.S.A. I am 47 yrs old and have created this blog for my passion of bird, other wildlife, landscape photography and basically anything that captures my interest with a camera. I hope you enjoy what I post

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