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.
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.
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.
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” >
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🤗