I don’t have much experience with terns. As a result I always get over-excited when surrounded by them. Waking up a few days ago on Foulney Island (within the permitted visiting area I hasten to add) I found myself under a grey leaden sky which hid the imminent sunrise.
Already the air was full of their cries and bold individuals tried their best to scare me away. Their nests weren’t very far away. Before I retreated I spent a few minutes trying to capture a telling shot of them and must admit that white terns against a white sky don’t make for easy focusing or tracking.
Here are several images which made the grade for me.