© Hob Osterlund
December 7, 2009
A young White Tern eats a tiny fish while its parents watch.
Subscriber Hob Osterlund photographed the terns in downtown Honolulu, where they roost in high branches. "Since this particular kukui nut tree is close to a parking structure, it's
not difficult to get close enough to watch these beautiful birds," she says.
In Hawaii, White Terns (Gygis alba)
are known to lay a single egg on a branch without a twig of a nest. Parents share all duties. Hob used a Canon Digital Rebel XTi with a 70-300 mm zoom.
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