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.

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