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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

The Spitfire Jet of the Cattail Marshes!

The Black Tern (Chlidonias niger) ... a VERY COOL bird!  If you ever see them flying over a slough or cattail marsh, just stop and take 5 minutes to watch them!  They are very agile fliers that dip, dive, hover and swoop ... snatching bugs mid-air or off the surface of water!  They remind me of a 'Spitfire' fighter jet and when they hover in one spot, much like the one above... they look like a giant humming bird!


  1. A spitfire wasn't a jet... You could say it's more like a Harrier Jet of the Marsh...

  2. Haha ... alas ... I am weak in my jet taxonomy ... but I like the name "Spitfire!"



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