Silver gull, Chroicocephalus novaehollandiae
Crested tern, Thalasseus bergii

Crested terns gather on the beach with youngsters learning the art of courting. The male catches a fish and returns, squawking loudly – hoping to interest a female. Predacious seagulls mix among the terns and often snatch fish from inexperienced youngsters. This young tern kept its fish with some artful flying.

Hastings Point, New South Wales

Canon EOS 7D Mk II, Canon EF 100–400mm f4.5–6 L IS USM II, 1/1600, f/7.1, ISO 200, handheld

by Sally Hinton, New South Wales