Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Least Tern are wrapping up nesting

It is August 6, 2016. The sky is beautiful, and it isn't as hot as it has been. I enjoyed this survey.

The Least Terns and Wilson's Plover are still out in the northern enclosure, 
especially in the middle and southeast side.

There are two Least Tern chicks very close to fledging and 
one Wilson's Plover chick that is maybe a couple of weeks away from fledging.

 The terns and plovers are using the north enclosure to rest at around high tide. 

This a young Least Tern. Isn't it lovely? It makes this nesting season worth it.
I counted 190 Least Terns total and one pair of Wilson's Plover.