Early flight pioneers the Wright Brothers learned a lot by observing birds. I thought of that as I watched a Caspian Tern wheeling around above L’Amoreaux Pond and occasionally diving in at top speed for a fish.
Caspian Terns are just as common in Australia and New Zealand as they are here so this is really a cosmopolitan species.
I will identify it at the end of the post.
L’Amoreaux Park views:
Female ducks are usually plainer than males and can look alike. In this case, the creamy end of tail colour indicates a female Mallard.
A flying bird I am for heavenly flight;
No enthralling branch can hold me tight.
Free I am from all the passing years;
not submitting to the baseless fears.
Free I am from all the worldly chains;
staying away from all the bodily pains. – Jagdish Pal