Adult Least Tern taking a quick bath in a shallow water at the Nickerson Beach, Long Island, New York:
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"Our smallest tern. Often seen flying low over the water, with quick deep wingbeats and shrill cries. Usually hovers before plunging into water for tiny prey; does more hovering than most terns. Populations are endangered in many areas because of human impacts on nesting areas, especially competition for use of beaches. However, Least Terns in some parts of the east are now nesting successfully on gravel roofs near the coast." - www.audubon.org
If you are interested in visiting Nickerson Beach, but not sure where to go, you can read my free Ultimate Guide to Nickerson Beach, here: http://www.greggard.com/blog/2016/7/nickerson-beach-ny-guide
To view more of my shorebird photography, please visit my gallery: greggard.com/shorebirds
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