Common Tern Sterna hirundo

Common Tern
Common Tern
Common Tern
Common Tern, showing the dark grey wedge on the upper wing, one of the features distinguishing it from the Arctic Tern which has uniform grey upper wings.
Tern
Tern
Tern
These Terns were diving for fish in Regents Park, central London, and flying Northwest . . .
Tern
Tern
Common Tern
. . . taking the fish to the nesting pontoons such as those at Brent Reservoir.
Tern nesting pontoon Tern nesting pontoon on Brent Reservoir
Tern pontoon Some adults stay to defend the chicks from gulls.
Tern pontoon The young terns are fluffy brown with white fronts.