Least Terns at Heron's Head

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I spent three hours doing a predator monitor watch at Alameda Naval Air Station Tuesday evening. There are lots and lots of Least Terns there with lots of chicks. I would imagine they don't take very long to cross the bay in their search for nice small surface fish. I saw lots of feeding of young and some continued ritual mating behaviour--the offering of a fish to a female. I even witnessed a copulation, guess the fish worked!

Hugh B. Harvey
Walnut Creek

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