Least Tern

The picture of this Least Tern in flight was taken at the Morton National Wildlife Refuge in Southampton, New York June 5, 2010. I visited some of the Refuges and Conervancies on the south fork on Long Island this weekend. The Elizabeth A. Morton National Wildlife Refuge was very special because it covered a very pretty pond and a beautiful stretch of closed beach. Much of the refuge is situated on a peninsula surrounded by Noyack and Little Peconic Bays. Federal and New York State designated endangered/threatened species which use the closed beach areas include piping plover, least terns, roseate terns, common terns, and osprey.

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