I’ve captured the Royal Tern before in past years, but found I hadn’t listed it on my lifer list. Bad slip on my part!
This time I’m not missing the chance, adding the Royal Tern as #197.
I found Royal Terns in their non-breeding plumage around the Everglades NP Gulf Coast location. They favored the channel markers.
Royal Terns are graceful flyers and reside along warm saltwater coasts.
Royal Tern in flight
Royal Terns Close-up
Don’t you just love those shaggy crests?!! 🙂