Getting the sparkle back

By DomesticGoddess

Arctic tern

Outside the Scottish Seabird Centre in North Berwick where I'm staying with T for a few days. I've blipped this before (where it looks a bit different) - and I'm sure a lot of others have too - but I love it, so I'm not going to apologise. We saw some real terns today too as well as cormorants, eiders, pigeons, gulls, gannets and lots of starlings - every roof in the town seemed to have a few.

Here's a bit about Arctic terns from my last blip:

Arctic terns are amazing - they migrate from their northen breeding grounds (as far south as Brittany and Massachusetts) to the oceans around Antarctica and back each year, a round trip of about 70,900 km (c. 44,300 miles) each year. I was lucky enough to visit the Farne Islands (one of their main breeding grounds in the UK) a few years ago and saw thousands of them. They are beautiful in the air if the sun is shining as their wings are translucent, and are known as swallows of the sea because of their long tails. I've now made an entry from that visit to show their wings in flight.

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