Friday, July 15, 2011

Black Terns at Pensacola

During a quiet week in July of 2011 I spent a week down at Pensacola Beach, FL. Although it was just supposed to be a family vacation I did a lot of birding. The highlight of the trip was definitely my life bird Black Tern. I found the Black Terns at a Least Tern nesting colony which consisted of at least one or two thousand birds. Sandwich Terns would occasionally fly by and I would spot a Horned Grebe every now and then just off shore. Overall it was a great trip. The highlights were Black tern, Snowy Plover, Horned Grebe, and Northern Gannet. You can read all about my experience with the Gannet in a different post. Happy birding everyone!
John Mark Simmons

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