Sunday, May 20, 2012

Pic of the Week: Proto-terns

Bird nests, or lack thereof, fascinate me. As you can see, Least Terns don't work very hard.


  1. It looks like they didn't scramble to protect those eggs. They left them sunny-side up. They're lucky those eggs don't get poached. I hope they don't get basted when the tide comes in, or carried off by some devil.

    I asked the Terns what they had to say in defense of such a minimalist nest. They said, "Um, Let(te) it go man."

  2. Funny! Our least terns lay their eggs on the rooftops of grocery stores. Just right there on the roof.