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.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
One Good Tern
Labels: birds, Florida, photography, wildlife
Location: Venice Inlet, Venice, FL 34285, USA
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