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gull-billed tern
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gull-billed tern (sterna nilotica)

Habitat
rivers
Location
Newcastle,Australia
Date taken
Aug 2004
Scientific name
sterna nilotica
Equipment used
Nikon D100 plus 300mm f4ED lens
Both shots look very good, it is the most common tern in my neck of the woods also.
 
I watched these birds feeding over a period of two hours and they would come closer after a while. This one was about 15m away at the closest and the wings filled two-thirds of the frame , top to bottom. I was able to crop it in Photoshop (the original file was a full JPEG of 6.1mgs) like this. Neil.
 

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