The beautiful Caspian Tern has a bill that resembles a carrot, so it is said. Here are a few Caspians at Mai Po yesterday, accompanied by Gull-billed terns. I also photographed a Whiskered tern for record purposes.
I shall go back for more on Monday, back and ability to wake up early permitting! The back is progressing and my outing yesterday was considerably eased by the offer of a lift to the boardwalk gate. Cars are only allowed on to the reserve with a permit, which I do not have. It saved me a 30 minute walk each way carrying my heavy pack. It will be a late decision on Sunday night or even Monday morning whether I feel I can do this walk as my pal is not free on Monday. Decisions, decisions.