Nature's Cruel - Injured Tern

Category: Nature


Photo and caption by Troy Lim

During our morning stay we heard a lot of commotion coming from the Tern colony. On the ground was a Tern whose wing had apparently been severed by the large land crabs that roam the beach. The tern was in a great deal of pain and rolling around on the ground calling frantically. All the noise and movement attracted the attention of many of the other birds in the area, and eventually this Ibis decided to harass the poor injured tern. Eventually the Ibis had done enough bullying and moved on.

Location: Estero Lagoon, Ft. Myers


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