Forster’s Tern

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Forster’s Tern.
 
One of the really cool birds down on Merritt Island was the Forster’s Tern. He would zip above the water, stop and hover and then dive to catch small fish. He would then rise again, shake off the excess water and continue hunting. He never seemed to pause or relax, but at the same time seemed very content to always be buzzing around. I enjoy watching the Terns especially when they seem to stop in air, go into their hover mode and attack. They are more inland and marsh dwellers vs. close cousins the Common Tern and are mainly down here in the winter.
 
Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC USD lens on a Nikon D-7200, Manual Mode, f8, ISO 400, resulting in a shutter speed of 1/1250th of a second, Sirui N3204X tripod and PH20 ballhead, Mix Camerawerx Spot Shot, Peak Design strap, Lowepro photo backpack, processed in Lightroom CC.
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