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least tern

  1. Least Tern (1st yr bird)

    Least Tern (1st yr bird)

    Least Tern (Sternula antillarum) 1st yr bird.
  2. Least Tern (1st summer bird)

    Least Tern (1st summer bird)

    Least Tern (Sternula antillarum athalassos) 1st summer bird.
  3. Least Terns

    Least Terns

    I got the photo series started a little late, but I am fairly certain the little morsel started with the right hand tern and have photo proof it ended up with the left hand bird, who seemed to swallow and then fly off.
  4. Least Tern

    Least Tern

    The smallest of the World's Terns, this species was formerly placed in the genus "Sterna." They are a common summer resident to the Texas Coast. This is the nominate race. Another subspecies "S. a. athalassos" breeds in the interior and is endangered. However geographic variation in this...
  5. Least Tern

    Least Tern

    At Huntington Beach State Park, SC
  6. Least Tern

    Least Tern

    A Least Tern on the beach either looking for a nest, a mate, or both.
  7. Least Tern

    Least Tern

    Passed some Least Tern nesting colonies in Mississippi and had a couple parents irate at me for being in the same county as their beach. Of course I-90 was literally five feet from me so I dunno what they was so mad about!
  8. #s slowly increasing

    #s slowly increasing

    Least Tern. Their numbers are slowly getting up there but it is considered a decreasing population. Adult Description Small tern. During breeding, black cap ending at white forehead. Short white eyestripe. Bill yellow with black tip. Back light gray. Underside white. Black leading edge to...
  9. Least Tern.jpg

    Least Tern.jpg

    Least Tern (Sternula antillarum athalassos)
  10. Least tern

    Least tern

    Tiny little terns often seen at our beaches, but like to visit the wetlands too for the good fishing
  11. American tern

    American tern

    Small tern
  12. Sadly, numbers decreasing

    Sadly, numbers decreasing

    Least Tern According to the EOL: (End of Life) The following institutions participate in EOL: Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History Marine Biological Laboratory New Library of Alexandria
  13. Squeaker


    As a change from my usual garden birds, thought I'd post this old "record shot". Image quality isn't brilliant(!) but it's the only time I've photographed a bird which was not only a first for Britain but the entire Western Palearctic. It's a very heavy crop from a scanned transparency and was...
  14. Some sunshine for awhile

    Some sunshine for awhile

  15. Eating on the run

    Eating on the run

  16. Least Tern

    Least Tern

    I love coming across these guys.
  17. Numbers going back down

    Numbers going back down

    A couple of years ago their numbers were on the rise but now they are decreasing again. They are, however, considered "Least concern" Can't figure that one out.
  18. Fly by

    Fly by

  19. Least Tern

    Least Tern

    Could only stay on the dock for about 20 minutes under the very, very hot sun and high 90s
  20. Landing gear down

    Landing gear down

  21. Least Tern

    Least Tern

  22. Least Tern

    Least Tern

  23. Least Tern

    Least Tern

    Least Tern (Sternula antillarum subsp. athalassos) Boliver Flats Shorebird Sanctuary, Bolivar Peninsula, Galveston County, Texas, USA. Gulf Coast Prairies and Marshes Vegetational Area. Beach, mud flats, and coastal marsh. Mouth of Galveston Bay at the Gulf of Mexico.
  24. Least Tern

    Least Tern

  25. Least Tern

    Least Tern

    Least Tern (Sternula antillarum subsp. athalassos) Shell Ridge Road, Rockport, Aransas County, Texas, USA. Coastal Prairie and Marshes Vegetational Area. Small depressional pond in a coastal salt pan at ca. 1 m (3.3 ft) elevation.