Friday, 10 June 2011

Hooding in the rain

This month I fully focused on the breeding behavior of Black Terns (Chlidonias niger/Zwarte Stern).
Photo 1: Hooding mother. She protects her 2 pulli against the rain; this way she prevents them to cool off too much. Note that the father, sitting at the right-hand side of the platform, already starts to molt. To be continued …

* Canon EOS 7D with 500mm/f4 IS and 1.4x; ISO-400, f5.6, 1/250s; from tripod.

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