• The Return of Least Terns to the Gulf Coast

    5 monthes ago - By 10,000 Birds

    Small, delicate, graceful, the Least Tern embodies all we love about birds and then some. Have you seen their chicks? Adorable. Every spring, we birders along the Emerald Coast wait for their arrival with bated breath, grinning from ear to ear when they patrol the beach once more, diving for food in the shallow waves.
    For me, that moment came last week. Taking my usual route along Okaloosa Island's Beasley Park, I noted Laughing Gulls , Brown Pelicans , a Snowy Plover or two, and the usual packs of Sanderlings . Deep in a walking reverie, I was startled out of my daydream by a group of...
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