Thursday, July 29, 2010
Shorebird Colonies on Santa Rosa Island
The Least Tern colonies located within Gulf Islands National Park seem to have adapted somewhat to the presence of clean-up crews.
They just shake it off (like this one is doing above), or dive-bomb anyone who comes too close.
It's a relief that these endangered birds have made it through the season, unlike our Black Skimmers, another colonial-nesting shorebird, which have appear to have abandoned many of their nests.