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Common Terns at Hampstead Heath

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In the summer of 2014 I spent many hours photographing the wildlife at the Men’s pond in Hampstead Heath. These common terns are very active feeding their young who make a real racket screeching whilst waiting to be fed. It’s amazing watching the parents work tirelessly, hunting small fish direct from the water. My plan next year is get a range of shots at the point when the terns enter the water’s surface. Watch this space!

A common tern hunts over Highgate ponds in Hampstead Heath
I use a remote camera with a wide angle lens set up on a tripod to capture this tern coming in to land
A chick being fed by the adult tern