Posts Tagged ‘Terns’

Rain, Rain, Go Away!

August 25th, 2011 No comments

These little tern chicks were all snugly in a bush when…

The heavens opened and it started pouring over their little fluffy feathers.

BUT FEAR NOT! Mommy is here to save the day!

Picture by Black Cat Photos on Flickr.

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Baby Bird Tries to Eat a Big Fish, Fails

July 20th, 2010 No comments

As one famous Spanish proverb says; The belly rules the mind.

 New parents have the propensity to be proud of almost anything their youngsters do, even if it involves gallant failure.

However even this mother appears despondent at the stupidity of her own offspring.

Pictures taken in New Jersey, USA, show a hungry baby Tern with eyes clearly far too big for its little stomach.

The bird had waited patiently for a meal caught for him by his mother, so when it arrived, wasted no time in trying to gobble the enormous fish supper in one gulp.

But the tiny creature struggled to swallow the bluefish and toppled over under its weight.

Mother wasn’t impressed. She starred down at the floored fledgling shaking her head before watching as the little one eventually finished its meal.

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