Terns Taking Turns
Sea gulls are around all year long, but sometimes we have Common Terns as well. One cool thing to see is when they turn into a feathery bullet, aim straight down toward the water, and dive for fish at high speed.
They’re smaller and more streamlined than the ordinary gull and their black caps with orange trim is a nice design touch. I like to watch as they fly off and back to the breakwater construction to find a better seat to hang out in.
Direct sunlight is a bit harsh when photographing the terns, but a hazy bright or overcast day works out quite nicely. Add a few gentle waves and Summer breeze. All of a sudden, you’ve got a really good time right in front of you.