In full flight and calling
A black fronted tern, telling the gulls to leave it alone. It was diving for fish and the gulls were lying in wait to try to make it drop the catch.
Had to go to Kaiapoi to sort out some stuff and it ended up not taking as long as I thought, so I continued up to the Ashley estuary, though I only had half an hour there really (did end up being nearly an hour so was late back : ( Oh dear. Very dark clouds, but a few birds not too far from the car park luckily.
Had to add an extra though I've nearly run out, couldn't choose today!