|This Forster's tern is resting on the Brooklyn shore of the East River between dives. Click to enlarge.|
Tern Joke Time!
A German taxidermist walks into a sausage store, places his order, but then notices he has forgotten his wallet. All he has with him is a stuffed bird, which he offers in payment. The storekeeper agrees to take a tern for the wurst.
Why do terns fly in flocks?
Because one good tern deserves another!
A flock of terns flew over a marijuana club in Denver.
No tern was left unstoned!
A deckhand on the night shift of a cruise ship was assigned to clean mud from the links of an anchor chain. A big broom was the perfect tool to sweep away the mud, but a little tame bird kept landing on the broom and getting in the way. The deckhand repeatedly caught the bird and tossed it into the air but it came back again and again. The next morning the captain was shocked to see that nothing had been accomplished. “Not my fault,” the deckhand said, “I tossed a tern all night but couldn’t sweep a link!”