I was thrilled to see a small flock of these beautiful birds flying over the salt pans in their breeding plumage as I had only seen them previously in non-breeding plumage. Their twisting and diving flight made it very difficult to photograph them but I managed to get a couple of passable shots before they left the area.
Location: Skala Kalloni, Lesvos
Family: Gulls, Terns and Skimmers (Laridae)
Species: White-winged Tern (Chlidonias leucopterus)
Date taken: 14/05/2013