Coorong National Park South Australia

22/06/2018

"Barrage fishing & diving Terns"

Down to the Coorong National Park again this time after those avian fishing masters the diving Terns.

The Coorong National Park is a spectacular saline lagoon stretching 140km. It is separated from the Southern Ocean by sand dunes and is ideal for birdwatching and photography.

 

                                                                                                 Little Tern, Sternula albifrons Laridae

                                                                                                 Little Tern, Sternula albifrons Laridae

                                                                                                                     The dive is on...

                                                                                                                     The dive is on...

                                                                                                                     Direct entry

                                                                                                                     Direct entry

                                                                                                              Emerging with his prize

                                                                                                              Emerging with his prize

                                                                                                         Time to get back up in the air

                                                                                                         Time to get back up in the air

                                                                                                                He's got his catch...

                                                                                                                He's got his catch...

                                                                                             Now to flip the fish head first to swallow it...

                                                                                             Now to flip the fish head first to swallow it...

                                                                                                                  Darn it....dropped it....

                                                                                                                  Darn it....dropped it....

                                                                                                               Come back here...

                                                                                                               Come back here...

                                                                                                                      Free falling...

                                                                                                                      Free falling...

                                                                                                                 The chase is on...!!

                                                                                                                 The chase is on...!!

                                                                                                                       Your mine!

                                                                                                                       Your mine!

                                                                                                                      A bit more....

                                                                                                                      A bit more....

                                                                                                                 Just about there...

                                                                                                                 Just about there...

                                                                                                                       In my sights...

                                                                                                                       In my sights...

                                                                                                                         Almost!

                                                                                                                         Almost!

                                                                                                                 Ive got you now!

                                                                                                                 Ive got you now!

                                                                                                                      Take Two....

                                                                                                                      Take Two....

                                                                                                                         Gotcha!

                                                                                                                         Gotcha!

                                                                                                                        Yippie....!

                                                                                                                        Yippie....!

                                                                                                         Time to shake off that water...

                                                                                                         Time to shake off that water...

                                                                                                                   Give me that...!

                                                                                                                   Give me that...!

                                                                                                                    Arial Fighting

                                                                                                                    Arial Fighting

                                                This is how to perform the tern twist... they need to do this to exhale all the water swallowed on a dive

                                                This is how to perform the tern twist... they need to do this to exhale all the water swallowed on a dive

                                                                                 They do this arial twist after every dive to shake off the excess water

                                                                                 They do this arial twist after every dive to shake off the excess water

                                                                                                            Shake that tail feather....

                                                                                                            Shake that tail feather....

                                                                                                              Twisting by the pool...

                                                                                                              Twisting by the pool...

                                                                                                                That should do it.....!

                                                                                                                That should do it.....!

                                                                                              Little Tern, Sternula albifrons Laridae

                                                                                              Little Tern, Sternula albifrons Laridae


A fabulous place that I visit as often as I can and always worth while stopping by the Barrage as the elevated position can be a great place to capture and see these remarkable flying fishing birds....

Thank you for stopping by...til next time.