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Feeding frenzy at the Charles River Dam

Terns all over by the Charles River locks and dam

We walked across the temporary North Washington Street Bridge today and couldn't help but notice the large colony of terns dive bombing the water - as a flotilla of cormorants dived well under the surface. And then a guy with several fishing rods in a kayak powered by pedals arrived on scene.


For awhile, the cormorants concentrated on the start of the fish ladder, but then they moved off towards the locks, maybe irritated by all the swooping terns? And then the pedaling fisherman arrived.

Fisherman and striper

After looking the fish (a striper?) over and taking its picture, the fisherman tossed it back in the water.

A briefly solitary tern:



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Good tern deserves another…and another

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