One of the sweetest things I saw on Saturday. I have a sequence of about 40 images of the one adult least tern attempting to feed this chick. The chick refuses to open its beak, either turning its head or completely walking off. Both parents look frantic with worry. After following the chick around with this fish for about 10 minutes; finally, one parent passes the fish to the other one so they can try.
Photographed on June 8, 2019, this image is from my second visit to the Least Tern Breeding Area on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The chicks are now ranging in age between 1 day and two weeks old.
Copyright 2019 Susan Rissi Tregoning
June 9th, 2019
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