Wednesday, March 26, 2014

One Good Tern

Best guess is that this is a Gull-billed Tern (Gelochelidon nilotica).  The Wikipedia entry for this bird says that the typical black cap on its head disappears in winter and mentions that there is a dark patch through the eye.  This sort of fits the bill.

This is pretty much a clean shot.  There's a nice "golden hour" glow to the plumage, as I had just arrived early to take sunset photos at the jetty in Venice, Florida.

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