Out with the canoe

It was a beautiful sunny day last Saturday and so I convinced Teres to join me for a trip out in the canoe, on a large lake just outside Nattavaara.

I was hoping to get some pictures of Arctic terns, (Sterna paradisaea) which have taken up residence on the lake.  I was expecting to get a picture of one in flight, but was pleasantly surprised to find three perched on stones in the lake

We paddled closer and closer but the terns did not move

until eventually the canoe was resting against the stone

We found a nice shaded spot to stop for lunch

As  we paddled back we found two Common Scoter , but we could not get close to them.

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