Least Terns and Turkeys

Least tern parent with chick.

It is late in the season for it, but I finally went to Anastasia State Park to see the nesting, endangered least terns. The chicks are almost as large as the parents. These pictures are severely cropped because I keep my distance so I do not bother the birds.

Least tern parent with chick.
Two least terns with fish.
Least tern chick.

On my way back found this adorable Wilson’s Plover chick with five leg bands. That is a small bird for so much jewelry. There was a smaller chick running around but it was so tiny and moving so fast that I could not focus on it.

Wilson’s plover chick with five leg bands.

I was happy with my gifts for today but got one more when I was almost home. I saw a mother turkey with about 10-12 babies. I was driving and pulled to the side of the road and took pictures through the car window.

Turkey with her chicks.
Turkey with her chicks. About half of them are outside the image.

2 Comments on “Least Terns and Turkeys

  1. Linda Turkeys in Palencia? Spencer and I have been going to the pool more and we haven been on our bikes as much. How many total chicks were there? Paul

    On Tue, Jun 22, 2021 at 1:19 PM Linda and Regis travel… wrote:

    > Linda posted: ” Least tern parent with chick. It is late in the season for > it, but I finally went to Anastasia State Park to see the nesting, > endangered least terns. The chicks are almost as large as the parents. > These pictures are severely cropped because I keep m” >

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  2. WOW!….I have never heard of turkeys having 12 little ones!….but I read that they can have up to 17…… She certainly is a busy Mama feeding all THAT brood!

    Great pics!….Thanks ,Joy🤗

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