Terns are more streamlined than gulls. The bill is sharp-pointed and tilted towards the water. The tail is usually forked. Terns often hover and plunge headfirst for fish.
We were entertained this morning by a Common Tern at the pond in Marie Curtis Park.
Brown-lipped (Grove) Snails:
A photo I took and captioned for fun.
Hedge-crickets sing; and now with treble soft
The red-breast whistles from a garden-croft;
And gathering swallows twitter in the skies. – John Keats (1795–1821)
Miles. Your photos are more beautiful with every day that passes. The tern pictures are fantastic. I learn so much from your blog. Thank you so very much for all that you share with us your avid readers.
Margaret (Wild in the City, Toronto Star)
Love the audience listening to the choir!