Friday, May 11, 2012

Royal attitudes

One of my most favorite things to do in Anna Maria
is to sit on the beach
at sunset and watch the Royal Terns
during their courting season.

They strut

and chase

 until they win their girl over.


 They argue

 and fight

 and debate

 with such commotion

 that others are drawn in

 to offer their opinion

but by at the end of the day

 all is well as it should be.

Here's to your weekend 
being as well as it can be!

Later friends,




52 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

too dang cute! :) such attitude!

Pat Tillett said...

Great photos! I don't think we have any of these birds here. I sure wish we did!

Sylvia K said...

These are such terrific captures, Reena! And, yes, what an attitude! I love them! Wonderful post and a fun start for my day! Thanks! Hope you -- and the Royal Terns have a great weekend!!

Sylvia

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

They are quite regal, the 'do' makes the outfit :-)

Sandra said...

did you sign them up for dancing with the stars?

Wanda plain~N~simple said...

Oh Reena,I ♥♥ LOVE ♥♥ THIS POST! This would make such a great cartoon!!

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

all that over a girl! heheheee =)

great shots =)

Liza said...

What neat looking birds! Fun!

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Striking birds. I'd love to see one for reals. That sand is so white. It looks like the salt at the Bonneville Salt Flats.

AshTreeCottage said...

Wonderful! So happy to know that there was a happy ending.

Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Brian Miller said...

awww that is a fun series of pics...and nice commentary too...lol...hope you have a wonderful weekend as well...

Laura~Pretty Pix said...

Wonderful series.. beautifully captured.. totally enjoyable!
Have a great weekend, Reena.

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Whoa! These terns are awesome. You really nailed some wonderful action shots. What camera and lens did you use for these?

Cynthia Schelzig said...

What fabulous captures of some totally cooool looking birds. I have never seen any of these before...they are beautiful.

jennyfreckles said...

How wonderful to be able to observe these so close. They're characterful for sure.

Saun said...

LOL these re great.... :)

JillsyGirl Studio said...

Fred and Ethel, for sure! :-)

lisa. said...

What a wonderful series of photographs this is Reena.
Wishing you a fantastic weekend!

Rohrerbot said...

These guys make me laugh:) Cool birds and you got very nice and close shots!

Country Girl said...

Oh my gosh, I love these photos, Reena. What an elegant bird this is. Never saw one in real life!

Pat said...

I see why they're called Royal Terns! What a fabulous series of photos this is!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

This is kind of what happens at my house... :-)

As always, great pictures and captions that have given me a much needed lift at the end of a very long week!

Enjoy your weekend!!

Kathy said...

You should caption (like you do your backyard birds) all those photos. They're priceless!

grammie g said...

Hi Reena...Oh my goodness made me laugh so hard!!
Love the royalty look...great, great shots..I loved them!!
Grace

Ginny said...

They are some cool dudes with those hairdos!!!

Michaele said...

Delightful! They really have it to strut don't they?

Barb said...

Fabulous series of photos! I wish I could see those birds!

Ross said...

Simply amazing! Such a great looking bird to shoot with that contrast in colors. Your shots are great. Have a great weekend.

Kamana said...

so cute!

Stewart M said...

Wonderful set of pictures.

I can see how just sitting and watching would make many hours tick over!

Cheers - Stewart M - Australia

rainfield61 said...

Your post today is very noisy.

Kathryn Dyche Dechairo said...

I remember thinking how strange looking they were when I first saw them but captivating too. Gorgeous pics.

Linda R said...

You always make me smile when I pop in here.. THANKS..

Hugs~

Ivanhoe said...

Adorable story. Just like people :) Love that sunset hue!
Have a great weekend, Reena!

Madi and Mom said...

LOL looks like everyone tern has his turn on just the right
Mate!
Hugs
Adi and mom

My Journey With Candida said...

Birds will be birds. Great pictures!

Wishing you a Happy Mothers Day!

Betty Manousos said...

what can i say!
i'm always in awe of your beautiful photography.

these are so darn cute!

GREAT captures, reena! you've captured those cute guys sooo beautifully/capably!

very nicely done you!

xoxo

Betty Manousos said...

this is one of your best posts to my opinion.

islandwonder said...

Love when the others chime in.

Madge Bloom said...

Wow, what an incredible series of shots! Love each one! Would you consider sharing your favorite with my readers in my meme 'Weekly Top Shot?' The link to the linky is: http://www.theviewfromrighthere.com/blog/?p=7202

S. Etole said...

These are fantastic!

Jennifer Richardson said...

you and your camera
find marvelous stories:)
-Jennifer

GailO said...

What a wonderful series of photos Reena! I love the golden light you shot these in...looks like it must have been sunset on Anna Maria:)

Laura said...

What a great series of photos. The light and crispness is amazing. How lucky you are to be able to watch this ritual.

Shane Kent Louis said...

Those are stupendous shots, conveys a good story of courtship. :D


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Daryl Edelstein said...

loved this post ..

LadyFi said...

Wow - glorious shots! Just lovely.

Gillian Olson said...

A tremendous series, beautiful birds and strut they do!

Margie said...

Reena, these are an incredible series of captures! What a neat looking bird. Wowzers!!

eileeninmd said...

WOW, I love all your terns. They are fun birds to see. Your photos are awesome Reena!

Hilary said...

These are just amazing. Love this.. and the previous heron post. Just gorgeous.

Brenda @ It's A Beautiful Life said...

I just love the wee stories you put to your marvelous photos!