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Mike Timmons

Lido Beach, NY, United States


This little Common Tern chck had just gotten a sand eel when it’s bigger sibling decided it wanted the eel for itself. An all-out brawl ensued. Here, the yourger chick has temorarily evaded the older chick and is literally eating on the run. In the end, the smaller chick prevailed and enjoyed it’s hard-fought meal.


Eating On The Run

17 replies on “Eating on the Run”

Brayden Davis says:


Mike Timmons says:

Thank you, Brayden!

Robyn says:

This is great!

Mary or Maddie Nolan says:

OH MY GOODNESS, that is so adorable!

Mike Timmons says:

Thank you, Mary/Maddie! 🙂

Theresa Nickels says:

Amazing! What a great moment to witness and photograph.

Mike Timmons says:

Thank you, Theresa!

Gianna says:

Too Cute!!! Amazing shot.

Paula Maxwell says:

I love being able to see this moment. The story is all there in the picture.

Donna Haggerty says:

Absolutely love this picture – so adorable!

Lorraine S LaRose says:

What a great expression of triumph for the smaller one as it runs ahead! The empty handed tern has the look of ‘Wait for me..We share, right?’

Mike Timmons says:

Thank you, Lorraine! The larger chick was quite expressive throughout the photos.

I like his look in this one, as well.

Lorraine S LaRose says:

Yes, Mike…the larger chick has it’s ‘wings on the hips’ as if to say “well I’ll be @#@$, the little one beat me to it!”
What a hoot…really love these photos…how can anyone not enjoy nature? Glad I looked through again to find your extra photo!

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