As I described in my Skywatch Friday blog, the main purpose for visiting Daxi Harbor was to photograph the water birds. There were the usual egrets hanging about the fishing boats.
But the most amazing sights is the Greater Crested Tern (鳳頭燕鷗), Sterna bergii. They are very similar to the Common Tern that I have seen on Cape Cod. There were 20s or 30s of them hovering over the harbor diving down to pick up the fish that were throw down from the fishing boat.
The tern nest on the islands around Taiwan and migrate to Taiwan during the summer month then move down to islands of Southeast Asia as far south as Australia during the winter months.
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