Saturday, October 6, 2012

Today's Bird: Inca Tern

Today's bird is the Inca Tern! Based on its name, you shouldn't be surprised that it's a South American bird.  They live all along the coast of Peru and are fairly common around Lima.  I saw a few perched along the shore in a small town that we visited.  But this shot came from getting on a boat and headed out toward a rock island where we went to look for penguins (we found them...I have photos...they're coming).  The boat driver took a big handful of fish guts and chucked them off the edge of the boat.  Dozens of Inca Terns and Gulls came to see what the deal was.

I took this picture on June 12, 2012 near Pucusana, Peru.

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