Least Tern feeding its chick.

Hundreds of Least Tern’s nests are present in the Lest Tern Preserve in Huntington beach CA.

Warmest Welcome

A baby Least Tern is very happy to see it parent return to the colony with a fish.

Hey we’re over here!!!!

These chicks were tucked under the wings of the adult and the they popped out when the other adult was coming in with food.

Snug as a bug in a rug

Sunrise at the beach I was watching this Tern and noticed she had two chicks tucked under her wings,one chick left and this one stayed


I’m lucky to be able to lie in the sand and watch the behavior of the least terns.

Hungry Least Tern Chicks

Close Encounters of the Snail Kind

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Cornell Lab of Ornithology