Sunday, June 12, 2011
Wildlife Photos: One Good Tern Deserves Another
Saturday three of us camera shooters got on a boat to do some landscape and seascape photography on the small island Minna Jima in Okinawa, Japan
After spending all day Sunday developing photos of Minna Jima and the terns, tonight I decided to get the scientific name of these birds for you.
But, it seems like these guys don't fit the descriptions of any of the half dozen bird channels I've visited, so far, today. I've just about exhausted all my resources on this one.
It may take a few days for me to send off some photos to the bird ID people.
Maybe one of my readers knows which breed of terns these might be and will holler back at me. There's a chance that Doc or Ryukyu Rusty got some better photos and did the research.
That would really be nice. One of them could get the scientific name and give it to me.
After all one good tern (turn) deserves another. Dontcha think ?
UPDATE: WE HAVE AN ID ON THIS BIRD
It is a Black-naped Tern (Sterna sumatrana)