The Many Species of Birds - Photography by Donald Pash
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Elegant Terns Diving for Fish

I captured these Terns diving for fish at the Bolsa Chica Ethological reserve in Huntington, California The Elegant Tern is a medium-sized tern with a shaggy crest and a long, slightly drooping orange bill, the Elegant Tern is seen along the Pacific Coast. After nesting in very southern California and Mexico, it wanders northward to northern California, or even to British Columbia.

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