This darling baby Common Tern would wait within the beach grass waiting for mom to arrive with a meal. Somehow with all of the terns flying around, the baby knew which one was mom.
When she knew mom was drawing near, she would come out of the grass in a more open area, screaming “I’m Here! I’m Here!” Mom would swoop down and drop the fish in her mouth. Most of the time, quickly flying off again.
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So, so cute Emily, you captured the perfect moment.
Now you’re really being too kind. I wished Moma was in focus, but at least the idea is there. Thank you so much!
Great capture and o’ so cute!!
Thank you so much ! I was in love with the little babies. Could have watched them all day.
really great captures, fortunate too…never seen the chicks.
Appreciate your kind words Boeta. The fact that I caught this was luck. First I’ve ever seen the chicks too.
great captures, timing is so important.
What a greats shots!!!
Thank you so much De bec.
Talk about RIGHT time, RIGHT place – these images are just DIVINE – love the parent feeding it’s baby! 🙂
Your comment makes me smile Joanne. As I would just lay down on the ground and wait on the baby. Hoping that mom would arrive. Thankfully the kid gave the alert of a landing. 🙂
Great capture of a lovely moment Em
Thank you so much Mark ! I tried hard to get this one.
I love the expression on chick’s face!
So demanding right? Thanks Dharmesh.
Aw! You can see the grains of sand coming off the chick’s belly. Such crispness and clarity in your shots. A seller for sure. I hope you’re enjoying your summer. 😀
Can you tell I’ve been having a blast this year? Thanks Shannon, I love the sand kick too.
Agree with Shannon. Can you tell me do terns land to feed the young or (kind of) hover and pass the food down. This question prompted by the timing of your capture by the way – splendid.
It was really interesting. Most of the time, moms would literally just drop the fish in their kid’s mouth then take off. Sometimes they’d come in without a fish and hangout with the kid.
I did see mom land a couple of times with a fish, but her two kids would chase her fighting on who would get the fish.
Busy life eh?
So nice. Doesn’t it feel great to catch moments like this?
I think I jumped up for joy when I saw it. So thrilled that you appreciate this moment.
What a lovely shot! The bond between mother and baby can never be broken. That’s Nature being wise again. 🙂
So wisely said Fatima. But kids can be so demanding though. 😉
Gorgeous Emily ! What a fantastic moment to capture!
Truly priceless indeed. I was hoping I’d capture this moment, but not easy to do.