Caspian Tern fishing in the river

Caspian Tern in flight.

This Taranui | Caspian Tern was fishing in the river this afternoon. It spent a while hovering over the water, swooping down, sometimes immersing itself completely.

Near the river were flocks of South Island Pied Oystercatchers, White-fronted Terns, and even a dozen or so Pied Stilts, all in a group.

Caspian Tern in flight.
Caspian Tern emerges from the river with wings raised.
Pied Stilt flock.
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