We have lift off …

The swift terns are back and in teeming numbers.

Swift terns_03The coastal path along this stretch of the Atlantic Ocean is a birders paradise; here we get a close-up look at the Cape cormorants and their nifty take-offs.

Cape Cormorants

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22 thoughts on “We have lift off …

    1. It truly is quite a sight, and there’s a sense of awe. I think of them in ‘gaggles’ the noise is fabulously garrulous. Sometimes we have the Arctic terns stopping on their way down south. That’s something special, one can only salute such a bird for their long distance travels.

  1. These huge bird colonies have always fascinated me…how they move and fly without constantly colliding….how they all seem to find food for themselves and their young….that first shot is so full of action and excitement, I can feel the air vibrating with the movement and sound.

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