|The Elegant Tern wing-stretching at Church Norton - apologies for all photos which are badly affected by extreme distance and heat haze!
|The Elegant Tern in flight with the smaller Sandwich Tern - the rings on the legs can be seen here
|The Elegant Tern in flight showed a dark wedge in the primaries and a hint of a dark secondary bar
|A view of the underside of the wing
|Elegant Tern shows a white rump (the similar Lesser Crested Tern has a grey rump)
|This photo gives some impression of the extreme length of the Elegant Tern's orange bill
|The Elegant Tern was dropping in with the breeding terns - others of this species have hybridised with Sandwich Terns in French and Spanish breeding colonies
|Four species of Tern in this photo - Elegant (top left), Little (barely visible bottom left), Sandwich (to the right of the Little Tern) and Common Tern (top right)
|One of my better flight shots of the Elegant Tern - against not terribly stiff competition!
|A Little Tern gave a close fly-past at Church Norton
|Little Tern hovering before a dive