One Good Tern Serves Another …

… oh, and the red-necked grebes are back in town.

One day you’re on snowshoes chasing willow ptarmigan in the high country, the next you’re sitting quietly by a local pond marveling at the new life freshly arrived. The grebes actually appeared first, then the Arctic terns a week or two later.

The terns have flown north all the way from Antarctica to nest here in Alaska. It’s an epic migration that seems to have left them famished. Here they’re dining on sticklebacks.

The grebes also feed on sticklebacks, along with invertebrates like dragonfly naiads. Their “hair” styles can seem a little hilarious when they get their dander up. Meanwhile, a common loon silently patrols the shallows for a fish dinner of its own.

Say, if you would like to see more pictures, check out my new website at See you there!

4 thoughts on “One Good Tern Serves Another …

  1. Amazing and very special photos of Terns and other birds! Your new website is very impressive! I am going to visit it from time to time.

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    1. Thank you very much, Kaya! The terns are great fun to watch and photograph – seems they’re always so active. I want to try to eventually catch them diving for prey. My new website is a work in progress with more additions and tweaks planned, so please do check in when you can. 😊

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      1. Ken, good luck with catching Terns when they are diving for fish! I tried to do it so many times and wasn’t successful. I am going to check your new website and wish you all the best with it.

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