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    Smile Royal Terns and rocky shorebirds

    Went for a walk on the beach last night and got distracted from my quest to video Black Turnstones and Surfbirds by a large gull flock. A noisy group of Royal Terns soon settled in the flock and I managed some video that I posted here. I have some footage of Heerman's Gulls that I will post soon in the video section but here's some videograbs of the terns. The sun was setting and gave the birds a nice warm glow as they settled down. Would make a nice watercolor subject.
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    Beautiful video as well as photos LABirder, I don't think I've ever seen Terns so quiet, obviously evening that does it. I really miss ours at this time of year, birds with such great character.

    Thanks for the chance to see both.

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    Thanks Nighthawk. I'm going to post some Black Turnstone footage in a moment - from the same evening.

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