Tern chicks fight for food

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Tern chicks fight for food
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Due to the length of this post, I'm required to split the sequence up into two posts. Don't miss out on the exciting ending in part two.

I've witnessed the chicks racing to be first to be fed and even fighting over a morsel of food yet this event's end was a surprise for me.

-1 The chicks suddenly charged towards me and I had to chose between the focus limiter switch and the zoom ring.

-2

-3 The action is crazy fast when the adult comes in with the food

-4

-5 The adult wanted to feed the smaller one and backed off resulting in the larger chick falling to the ground

-6

-7 The larger chick leaped into the air and grabbed the fish

-8 The little one ran in and tried to steel the fish from it's sibling

-9 This struggle went on for nearly a minute

-10 The adult gets involved

Continued in part 2

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