Terns are elegant birds. They have a long tail and long sleek wings. This helps them to hang in the air above the water surface for a long time and at the same time, allows them to be super fast and manoeuvrable. They are totally adapted for catching fish. When they spot something edible, they throw themselves straight down. With the prey in their beak, they fly back up making it look like they are bouncing off the water. Terns can be found in freshwater marshes (marsh terns) and along the coast (sea terns). Along the coasts, you find mostly the sandwich tern, the common tern, the Arctic tern and the little tern.