At least two Least Terns are now sitting on two eggs each at my favorite spot in the Fort Pickens area. And there are several others who look as if they’re sitting on new eggs too. I just couldn’t see it positively.
So! Good news! We will have a second hatch of Least Terns this season. The tragic loss of so many because of the devastating June rain event made it appear that the season was over. I’m so happy that didn’t happen. Their instincts told them to get busy creating a new batch. And they did!
Here’s proof. Taken yesterday, July 6, 2017.