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Royal Tern with fish on the beach

This Royal Tern was among a flock of approximately 50 birds on the beach at sunrise. After a day or two of photographing them, they let me get very close and I noticed a lot of interesting behaviors. This individual carried his catch around like a trophy for quite some time; proudly offering it to his mates who weren't interested.

TAGS: Beach, Bird, Florida, Royal, Shore

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Glastonbury, Connecticut, United States of America
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© Jeff Levesque.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 04.2016
Total Views: 26
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 23, 2016, 3:04 p.m.
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PHOTO LOCATION Clearwater, Florida, United States of America