A master fisherman takes a break…

On a walk along the Elwood foreshore with a few photography/birding friends we found this Crested Tern on the stone pier. We have often seen Crested Terns here and this one was quite comfortable with us walking up quite close to take a few photos. Later when reviewing the images I noticed that it had been tagged. I have photographed another Crested Tern last year that was also tagged. The Tern’s scientific name is Thalasseus bergii  – Thalasseus from Greek “fisherman” and Bergius, a German museum specimen collector , from the early 1800’s.

Crested Tern, Elwood Beach, Victoria

Crested Tern, Elwood Beach, Victoria

Crested Tern, Elwood Beach, Victoria

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Crested Tern, Elwood Beach, Victoria

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