Forster’s Tern

photograph of a Forster's Tern hovering over a river

During a hike near the James River, I came across a group of Forster’s Terns flying above a stream.  I watched as they floated, effortlessly in the air above the water.  After a few seconds they would dive out of view and then come flying back up, circle around, and start over.  I assume they were catching small fish but I couldn’t get close enough to be sure.  The tern pictured here is hovering in position, waiting to dive.

About Doug Couvillion

I'm an amateur photographer living in the Richmond, Virginia area. I use photography as a creative outlet and something completely different from my profession. View all posts by Doug Couvillion

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