Found in Watertown, New York – Circa: 20th
COMMON TERN – carver unknown
Carved and painted – in original untouched condition.
These delightful birds have long tails which have earned them the nickname ‘sea-swallow’. They have a buoyant, graceful flight and frequently hover over water before plunging down for a fish. They are often noisy in company and breed in colonies. The common tern breeds along coasts with shingle beaches and rocky islands, on rivers with shingle bars, and at inland gravel pits and reservoirs, feeding along rivers and over freshwater
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