Sunday, August 16, 2009
I loved these photos, but wasn't sure what was going on between the two birds. Something dramatic, for sure.
I'm very happy to have made contact with a bird expert, Lucy Duncan, who can help me out on identification and behavior. The smaller bird is a juvenile Sandwich tern, obviously with something to say to the adult Sandwich Tern! Most of you who have or have had children can pretty much imagine the conversation:
Young bird wants something (in this case, probably for mom to keep feeding it).
Old bird says, "Talk to the hand (wing), tweety. You're on your own now!" :-)