is not just Puffins that can catch and carry many fish at once - this
tern is carrying 10 sandeels!
Above image is cropped from the picture above it to show the record catch!
According to BWP the most fish recorded for this species is four.
Terns are one of the commonest species along the North Northumberland
coast - their constant squeaky "rusty bike" calls are one of the
characteristic sounds of summer. They breed in large numbers on the
in Hordaland, SW Norway this species is something of a rarity, occuring
mostly during April.
Pictures taken at
Seahouses, Northumberland, July 2007
For more information on birding Northumberland see this link.