Recently we did a trip to Newburyport and Plum Island for birding and whale watching.
At Sandy Point, the Common Terns provided the most action and entertainment. In this brief series, a Mom (or Dad) brings food to Son (or Daughter). But he doesn't know quite how to swallow the food ... and drops it. A neighboring youngster sees an opportunity for food and moves in. But Mom springs to action and quickly disabuses the intruder and drives it off with a whack at the rear end.