Common Tern (Sterna hirundo)
By Jan Ramelli
I joke that photographing this bird is like trying to shoot snowflakes with a BB gun! I enjoyed watching these birds in the Willow Creek Wildlife area where they fly with their heads pointed down at a right angle to their body; when they spot a small fish or tadpole, they will immediately dive into the water to catch their prey.
They lay up to 3 olive-buff eggs in sand, shallow cup of dead grass, or even pebbly beaches or open rocky places.