Saturday, March 30, 2013

Scorching Bay

This morning the mission was to visit a tern colony at Scorching Bay. These birds are so used to people being there due to the fact that the colony is within metres of a local cafe. This of course makes it the perfect spot for a photographer to stop for a coffee break.

So you can imagine our dismay when there were no tables free beach side. We trudged across the road to order some lunch and one of the staff starting joking about the size of our lenses, and asked if we needed the menu to be held way over the other side of the room for us to read it. To which my reply was "No thanks, but a table outside would be great!"

Before we could blink an eye, another table and two chairs were being bought out from a nearby shed and hey presto we were seated right by the terns. You certainly can't beat that for service! The food was pretty good too!

Instead of just concentrating on shots of terns in flight, I looked more for the interaction they had between each other, or other behaviour. I wanted something different to the norm and I hope I have succeeded with some of these images.  I will return to the terns again, if only to experience the excellent service at the cafe!


  1. Wonderful! I live near Scorching Bay and love these birds. These photos are fantastic.


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