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Elegant Tern

F/5.6, 1/500, ISO 220.

Elegant Tern

California Week TwoΒ 

A sailor trying to sneak back to his ship about 3 o’clock in the morning was spotted by a chief petty officer who ordered him to explain his tardiness. The lame explanation didn’t work. “Take this broom and sweep every link on this anchor chain by morning or it’s the brig for you,” the chief said. The sailor began to sweep, but a tern landed on the broom handle and he couldn’t continue. He yelled at the bird, but it didn’t budge. He finally plucked it off the broom and gave it a toss. But the bird came right back and again landed on the handle. Over and over, the same routine was repeated. A toss, one sweep, and the bird was back. When morning came, the chief also was back. “What have you been doing all night? This chain is no cleaner than when you started!” “Honest, chief,” said the sailor, “I tossed a tern all night and couldn’t sweep a link.”

Interesting Fact: Unlike some of the smaller white terns, it is not very aggressive toward potential predators, relying on the sheer density of the nests and nesting close to other more aggressive species such as Heermann’s Gulls to avoid predation. ( http://identify.whatbird.com/obj/467/_/Elegant_Tern.aspx )

 

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27 Comments

    • Charlie Chaplin once said ” A day without laughter is a day wasted “. Glad that i was able to help you out with the humor. Thank you very for stopping by and checking out my work. Happy Blogging! πŸ™‚

  1. Wonderful picture.! Beautiful birds.! Beautiful shot.! 🍁

    • Hahaha. “Tern it up gel”. Maybe that is what they use to keep it up. Thank you very much for stopping by and share your thoughts. Happy Blogging! πŸ™‚

  2. Love the one in the middle rockin the spiky look! Thanks for the laugh. πŸ™‚

    • Yeah he’s my favorite too. You are very welcome I am happy to see that you got laugh out of it. I enjoy making people laugh. Thank you very much for stopping by and checking out my work. Happy Blogging! πŸ™‚

    • Thank you very much, I am happy that you enjoyed it. I appreciate you stopping by and checking out my work. Happy Blogging! πŸ™‚

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