This past weekend I made a return visit to see the Least Terns that are nesting on the Atlantic beaches. I’ve actually been back a few times, but I haven’t had time to process all of the images from these trips. Here are a few images from this weekend that I hope you like. Click an image to view large.
Our first stop was the rocky shore near Marineland for sunrise. The rocks make for a very interesting foreground and the clouds absolutely rock.
While the clouds were great for sunrise, they were too thick for the Least Terns. A lot of my images suffered from a lack of proper exposure. But I still found some subjects worth shooting. This particular chick is likely only a day or two old.
The young ones are pretty easy to please.
When the chicks get a little older, they also get a little more demanding.
Then there are always one or two couples that are just getting their act together.
Occasionally dad loses track of the kids.
Finally, it is every Tern’s job to keep the dastardly ghost crabs at bay.