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Independence Day

August 1, 2015 - My last visit to the Least Tern colony, where a fledgling danced every time Mom brought in a fish for breakfast!

The Snatch

Least Tern Courtship

May 22, 2015 - I made my first visit to the Least Tern colony in early May, and the birds were in full courtship mode. Lots of fish exchanges!

Wilson's Plover on Eggs

Wilson’s Plover Nest

June 9, 2013 - On the morning that I photographed sunrise at Washington Oaks, I also made a stop at the Matanzas Tern Colony. In previous years, I’ve spent some very special mornings lying on the sand, watching the Least Terns and their tiny chicks. I was a little worried that the birds would find a new nesting site […]

“Learn and Help”

July 12, 2012 - I was pleased to donate the use of one of my photographs to American Bird Conservancy’s Help Gulf Birds website aimed at protecting shorebirds on Florida’s coasts. Check it out!

Gather Ye Tern Chicks While Ye May…

May 31, 2012 - Last Saturday I had the privilege of photographing the Least Tern Colony near Fort Matanzas in St. Augustine.  The Least Terns are the smallest terns in their family, and each year they come to St. Augustine in the spring to lay their eggs and raise their families.  Their nests are nothing more than tiny indentations […]

No Vacancies!

May 29, 2012 - I’m still going through my images from Saturday morning at the Fort Matanzas tern colony.  There was a nest that was very very close to us, and it was incredible!  So I’ll have a full post tomorrow, and until then, here’s a teaser…no vacancies!

Least Tern Courtship

May 14, 2012 - Ever since my terrific morning photographing the Least Terns at Fort Matanzas last spring, I’ve been counting the days until their return. I couldn’t wait to have more opportunities to photograph these little birds. They return to Florida in the last few weeks of April and begin their courtship behaviors immediately. Their nests are tiny […]

Somewhere over the Rainbow…Least Terns Fly!

June 25, 2011 - I went back to the Least Tern Colony at Summer Haven this morning.  My friend Michael Libbe came with me, and we had high hopes for a sunny morning and nice close nests.  Instead we got fog, a slight drizzle, and not-so-cooperative birds.  The nests that were close to the edge of the roped-off area […]

Tern Colony at Matanzas Inlet

May 31, 2011 - I’d heard about a Least Tern Colony at Matanzas Inlet.  It’s the biggest in Florida, numbering up to 200 nests (and yay for Audubon’s success in closing the beach to vehicles that were running over the nests and chicks!!) Since I was in the neighborhood this morning, I stopped by to check it out.  Except […]