I spent the past 4 days shooting down on Plymouth beach and I got lots of stuff, so it's going to come in pieces. The first installment is Arctic and black terns which I shot the past couple of days. This pair of Arctic's is one of the most southerly breeding in the world. As terns go, they are a tad aggressive when you get near their nest. Instead of the typical flying at your face and screeching at you, these guys also poop with great aim....and they hit you on the head really heard! I had made a protective covering for my 500 this week and believe me....it was pretty well covered, as was I The arctic tern shots were from a position I reached on the top of a nearby dune. The light was really to intense for what I wanted, but the wind conditions kept the birds out of range both early and late when I really would have like to have shot these.... The black tern which typically doesn't appear at this location until August was much easier to shoot as most of the time it was sitting on the beach. I never had any good flight opportunities as it would simply fly short hops from one spot to another. It is, even on the ground, a beautiful creature!