Friday, April 6, 2012

Least Terns

I spotted a small flock of about 10 Least Terns today foraging on the Indian River. These are the first Least Terns I've seen this season. They usually show up in this area around this time of year and hang around for a few months. These terns are much smaller than other I've seen in this area, including Caspian, Forster's, and Royal Terns. They were quite vocal as they picked little mullet out of the river. A few even stopped by to rest  on the dock next to where we were standing.



18 comments:

  1. I love Least Terns, they are tiny but fearless. They are graceful, streamlined and beautiful. Well done Tammy.

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  2. they are such handsome birds! :)

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  3. Indian river, it sounds exotic. I was in Fort Lauderdale a few days two years ago to go on a cruise in caribian, Is this river near ?
    Great images Tammy. We dont have this Tern in Sweden.
    Greetings / Kenny

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  4. Nice shots with good compositions..... nice work Tammy.

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  5. Hi Tammy!
    Lovely tern serie
    Greetings from sweden
    /Ingemar

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  6. Lovely series Tammy. I'm looking forward to finding one or more of our returning migrant Terns over the coming weeks.

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  7. What a lovely Tern!
    Outstanding photography again!
    Cheers Tammy!

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  8. Lovely photos, Tammy. It is refreshing to see the return of birds we're accustomed to seeing from one season to the next.

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  9. Oh awesome, I would love to see these guys!

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  10. Beautiful shots, that would be a mega bird in the UK.

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  11. Nice. The Terns are returning, brilliant images.

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  12. Beautiful shots!
    Wish I could see those terns here.
    Have a wonderful Sunday.
    Mette

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  13. Hola Tammy,bonita seri de este Charrancito que es como lo llamamos aqui en España.Un abrazo

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  14. Nice shots Tammy. Over here we call them Little Tern - much the same as yours but sadly nowadays declining.

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  15. Cool looking tern and beautiful shots! I like the black cap!

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