To catch up… we haven’t been doing all that much. Lynn and I chased Roseate Terns earlier last week and with two visits to their roost, we got them. And by we I mean, Lynn. We were at Willie Creek (there is a pearl farm there, no we did not buy any pearls). I was scoping through the scores of terns as best I could across a couple of hundred meters of water. Then Lynn had one fly up and out toward us, I missed it, but she had cracking views of a flying Roseate. I continued with the scope and got some long distance views as well and I was and am, grateful.
|This digi-scoped photo looks as if it were drawn by a child with pastels, but that one in the middle with the long bill is a Roseate Tern (I think).|
|They have gone a lot of miles, but they are now done. They did get me back to Troopi.|
|Dave and Nigel at the beginning of the long walk to the point.|
|A White-winged Black Tern gliding over a few of the others at the point. The large flock of common-type terns that Lynn and I had seen was evidently elsewhere.|
|The little amphibious boat is to their left and the boat we are going on is to their right.|
|Mackerel Tuna feeding on the surface (there's one jumping out of the water on the right).|
|Roseate Tern in the middle there.|
|Roseate Tern going by the boat (photo: Nigel Jackett)|
|Sea Snake (do not know what kind).|
|Streaked Shearwater Lifer Selfie for Lynn, Nigel and me.|
|The Old Man and the Sea back in his element.|
Birds. Peace. Love.