Coming in to land by maureenpp

Coming in to land


A white fronted tern - haven't seen them for ages, they were around today on the jetty. Unfortunately a woman from Environment Canterbury charged down the jetty to do a water sample, scaring all the birds. After being there just long enough for them to settle she came charging back! While I understand the water must be tested, and support that, there were at least 3 other options she could have taken which wouldn't have involved disturbing birds that have had so much disturbance they've almost disappeared. Wait or do another job until the tide is lower - or check before coming to ensure it's not high tide. Walk down the boat ramp and test from there, or out toward the rocks from the beach where there are no birds. Obviously Environment Canterbury don't consider birds to be part of the environment that needs protecting.. Not a good look!
This is stunning
January 13th, 2020  
A wonderful photo of this bird in flight! Fav I had to chuckle when reading your writing because my husband's job for eight years used to be going out on boats to collect water samples in different areas all around South Florida, including the Everglades. The samples were then brought back to a lab at Florida International University to test the effects of industry on the water quality. I imagine he may have stirred up a few birds when on the job as well.
January 13th, 2020  
That's beautiful.
January 13th, 2020  
beautiful capture, Maureen
January 13th, 2020  
Incredible capture.
January 13th, 2020  
Wonderful on black background
January 13th, 2020  
Timing capture
January 13th, 2020  
tern are so photogenic. lovely shot.
January 13th, 2020  
fab image. love those fingerlike wings
January 13th, 2020  
stunning fav
January 13th, 2020  
Great shot
January 13th, 2020  
Beautiful. fav
January 13th, 2020  
Spectacular!
January 14th, 2020  
@chejja I'm sure he did it with great care and thought!
January 14th, 2020  
Incredible picture. Love the artistic approach, of this nearly high key pic.
January 18th, 2020  
@mona65 @mona65 Thank you so much for your comment, much appreciated
January 18th, 2020  
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