So... this Least Tern flies into a busy colony, finds a single girl looking lonely and offers her a fish...
It's been fun to point out the naughtiness that's taking place right under their sunburned noses...
So while a number of Least Terns continue to mate, the chicks of their neighbors are beginning to test their wings to fly for the first time... I'm looking forward to that in the coming week!
At one point late in the afternoon yesterday, something panicked the colony and set all the adults to the air and every last chick running toward the shoreline, toward the boundary of their protected area, toward the open beach and the kite-flying, volleyball-playing, sun-marinated and clueless public.
I'm not quite ready for that, yet.
signs of Summer
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