Happy Monday everyone!
Terns, Terns and more Terns. There are 15 various Terns listed in my field guide book for North America. But, on this post I am only sharing the Sandwich Tern. My first sighting of the Sandwich Tern was at Chincoteague. I was happy to see the Sandwich Tern again while In Florida near Daytona Beach. These photos were taken just south of Daytona Beach at the Ponce Inlet and Lighthouse Point Park.
You can't miss the Sandwich Tern with it's sharp black bill with a yellow tip. It is small to medium sized seabird and gull like in appearance. They have long pointed wings, grey above and white below. and legs are black.
They have a shaggy black crest. The Tern plunges and dives for their food.
Below two Sandwich Terns and bottom right I believe is the Royal Tern with the orange bill.
Just to show an assortment below is a gull, a few Royal Terns and one Sandwich Tern in the middle.
Closer look at the bill of the Royal Tern compared to the bill of the Sandwich Tern.
I hope you enjoyed my photos and post.
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My list of memes for today, I hope to see you there. Thanks to both of the host below.
Thanks to Michelle for hosting Nature Notes
Thanks to Stewart for hosting Wild Bird Wednesday