Growing Up, Least Tern

One of THE most fascinating things about watching birds during the breeding season… is to see the coloring and feathering of the chicks as they become more and more like their parents.


Like with our new crop of Least Tern chicks…


Watching the feathers slowly morph from “baby” to “adult” has been fascinating, an artist’s dream in color and texture.


And there’s a palpable electricity in the air, as the adults and chicks soar through the air together…


With lessons being learned about just how you dip and dive for your own dinner now!  😉


Sometimes I think even the chicks themselves sense that something new and momentous is happening in their lives, too.


Myohmy, these tern chicklets sure are growing up FAST!!