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!" :-)

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