Common Terns at Marie Curtis Park: May 20, 2022

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.

Common Tern
Common Tern
Common Tern
Common Tern
Common Tern
Common Tern
Common Tern

Other birds:

Red-winged Blackbird (male)
Red-winged Blackbird (female)
Mute Swans
Yellow Warbler (male)
Mallards
Tree Swallow
Great Blue Heron
Eastern Kingbird
Baltimore Oriole (male)
Eastern Kingbird
Killdeer chick
Double-crested Cormorant
Gray Catbird
Eastern Kingbird
Ring-billed Gulls
Tree Swallow
Tree Swallow (juvenile)
Ring-billed Gull
American Redstart (female)
Baltimore Oriole (male)
American Robin
Tree Swallow
Ring-billed Gull

Some botany:

Yellow Rocket (Barbarea vulgaris)
Apple (Malus)
Apple (Malus)
Apple (Malus)

Brown-lipped (Grove) Snails:

Brown-lipped (Grove) Snail
Brown-lipped (Grove) Snail

Today’s group:

MAILBOX

A photo I took and captioned for fun.

NATURE POETRY

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 Hearn


2 thoughts on “Common Terns at Marie Curtis Park: May 20, 2022

  1. ML Bream

    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.

    Congratulations!!

    Yours,
    Margaret (Wild in the City, Toronto Star)

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