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PIC OF THE WEEK: 03/19/18 • PREVIOUS WEEKALL 2018 PICSNEXT WEEK

Where: Oahu, Hawaii • Ala moana Beach Park
Notes: The list things I want to see in my lifetime, may be a completely different list from that of most people I know. Seeing a White Tern both sitting on an egg, and then a couple of days later seeing a newborn chick, put a check mark by a couple of those wish list items. This species does not build a nest at all. They find a knot hole or natural groove on the top of a branch and lay a single egg there. Because of the precarious nature of this behavior, one of the adults will sit on the egg constantly. In the meanwhile the other adult will venture out over the ocean in search of food, often not returning for to or three days at a time. But eventually the chicks hatch and hang on to the branch despite the ocean breeze. Mahalo (thanks) to the Hawaii Audubon Society, who help monitor the locations where these birds breed. We found an unreported tree at another park in Honolulu and submitted the finding for their records. At various locations theses trees are marked with a blue tape to designate the breeding activity. These Terns can be seen engaging in courtship behaviors as shown above. In the Hawaiian Islands they breed all year round.

Bird Photo 1

newborn chick

Small Bird Photo 2

adult sitting on egg

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Equipment: Canon EOS 5D Mark III • Canon 400mm f-5.6 Prime USM L Series Lens • Hand Held
Exposure: Shutter Speed = 1/500 second • Aperture = f-11 • Exposure Mode = Aperture Priority • Focus Mode: One Shot • Lens (Focal) Length = 400 mm • ISO = 500 • Aprox. Camera Distance = ~40 Feet • Date Shot: 03-05-18

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