The Crested Tern (Thalasseus bergii) is more or less the default tern in my part of the world. When I see a tern on my 'local' patch this is always the case that I start with this species with - and only when I am sure its not a Crested Tern do I move on to other species. In many cases this is straight forward - but not always!
When you are out at sea is one of the times when you may need to look a little closer - but in this case it was a Crested Tern. This bird flew around our boat for a few minutes when I was out on a pelagic trip recently.
I love the simplicity of these pictures.
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