James P Deans | Arctic Terns - Isle of May

Arctic Terns - Isle of May

July 22, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

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Whilst the Auks had all laid their eggs, the Arctic Terns were still arriving. 

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Some were displaying and showing some mating behaviour, but there was nothing serious yet - 16 May 2017 

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Considering that they've just circumnavigated the Antarctic and then flown all the way to the Firth of Forth, they are very energetic!  

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Pillow talk is a bit raucous.  

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The Arctic Terns have bright red bills as opposed to the Black & Red bill of the Common Tern. Shorter red legs as well. 

 

 

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