Terns and Spiders

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Rick N
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Terns and Spiders

Interesting sight yesterday, noticed a Tern hovering in feeding pattern over the flats adjacent to the Coorong. Took some time to work out the bird was picking spiders from the samphire like shrubs.

Was a long way away so photos not too good but you can clearly see a spider in the birds beak.

Have only ever seen them feeding above water.

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That is very interesting Rick. I wonder if this is a known thing or are you the first to discover it.

Well spotted.

Shorty......Canon gear



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Good observation!  I don't know anything about terns, so I can't comment further!

Olinda, Victoria, Australia

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I thought of saying it might be your tern to find out, Soakes, but I wouldn't dare.

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