Elegant Terns - Morro Creek mouth

Kaaren Perry

Elegant Terns are now being seen and heard in many places both on and off shore along the SLO coast. 6 Elegant Terns stopped to bathe in Morro Creek creek this morning.  

Five adults, two of those still showing the subtle pinkish tint of breeding plumage to the underparts.  Also present was a single juvenile.  

I always enjoy seeing the different plumages in late summer and am looking forward to more appearing near shore on our central coast area.  Now's the time before they move on!  

Kaaren Perry