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least tern

  1. Least Tern.jpg

    Least Tern.jpg

    Least Tern (Sternula antillarum athalassos)
  2. Least tern

    Least tern

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

    American tern

    Small tern
  4. 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
  5. Squeaker

    Squeaker

    As a change from my usual garden birds, thought I'd post this old "record shot". Image quality isn't brilliant obviously, 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...
  6. Some sunshine for awhile

    Some sunshine for awhile

  7. Eating on the run

    Eating on the run

  8. Least Tern

    Least Tern

    I love coming across these guys.
  9. 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.
  10. Fly by

    Fly by

  11. Least Tern

    Least Tern

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

    Landing gear down

  13. Least Tern

    Least Tern

  14. Least Tern

    Least Tern

  15. 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.
  16. Least Tern

    Least Tern

  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. Least Tern

    Least Tern

  20. Least Tern

    Least Tern

  21. Found another nesting area

    Found another nesting area

    Reported this endangered Tern to DNR and they documented it. Yay for the Least Terns
  22. Least Tern

    Least Tern

    A few newbies at the shore yesterday...This Tern being one.
  23. Numbers Rising

    Numbers Rising

    According to our last report, the number of nesting Least Terns is improving greatly. They are so adaptable in finding different nesting environments. In this image the juvie seems so much larger than the parent.
  24. Always happy to see

    Always happy to see

    The Least Tern is classified as threatened, endangered, or as a species of concern for most states because of loss of nesting habitat, and the interior population has been federally listed as endangered since 1985. For the last several years that I have been watching/counting them, they have...
  25. Least Tern

    Least Tern

    A Least Tern in flight over the estuary at John MacArthur Beach State Park, North Palm Beach, Florida.
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