Today I took my son to the Orlando Watersports Complex so he could water ski. While I was there, I saw a Least Tern fly by. That was fun enough, but when I went out to photograph my son doing jumps, I saw a couple more on the other side of the lake. So I decided to walk over to them. There's a pier that allows you to walk out to the middle of the lake. When I walked out there, I found that there were at least 27 of them. Most of them on the pier appeared to be paired, and I actually saw two pair copulating.
Another tern brought in a fish from the lake to its partner. After giving it to the other, they flew off together. So romantic.
I love these terns, they are so tiny but fierce too when defending nests and so darned loveable when they are courting!ReplyDelete
Thanks! Least and Sandwich Terns are probably my favorites. So fun to watch.ReplyDelete
What a really nice series showing their behavior! Beautiful birds. I could watch them all day.ReplyDelete
Very cool Scott & beautiful photography as always!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much!ReplyDelete
It was hard to leave these guys. Thanks!ReplyDelete