Ag Fields … Black Terns Are Back

The interesting thing about migration is that it really does go in an orderly fashion.  First the Yellowlegs show up, then the Gull Billed Terns and Least Sandpipers and today the Black Terns and some Dowitchers had joined the group.  Within the next month or two Palm Beach County will have upwards of 20 species of Shorebirds make their way through.  We will also have half a dozen different species of Swallows migrate through and the Warblers have already started showing up at Green Cay and other locales.

Black Tern … Palm Beach County Photographic Big Year Bird # 195 !!!

Black Terns were a new year bird so that was exciting.  I also bumped into my good friend Carl Edwards and met for the first time Chuck Weber.  Carl and Chuck are both excellent birders and I enjoyed a nice morning of interesting conversation and wonderful birds.  The Black Terns are really cool at this time of the year as they are in various stages of molt with some being all black and others (like this one) who are already finished.

Double Rainbow … Gladeview Road

Todays weather was interesting as there were quite a few showers around but it still was mostly blue skies.  We had one quickie shower go by and as it went away it produced this wonderful double rainbow.

Rainbow and Black Terns

Just as I was shooting the rainbow a pair of Terns flew right towards us so I quickly switched lenses and caught them right as they passed through.

I showed Carl where the Cliff Swallows are nesting and we also checked out the sod fields nearby.  It turned out to be a wonderful morning and just reminds me that no matter how busy we seem to be Mother Nature is going to keep right on moving along.  Seasons wait for no man so we need to remember where are priorities are live every day till its fullest.

Thank you so much for visiting!!!!!!!


About sheriffsmith

I have worked for the Broward County Sheriff's Office the last 13 years and spend most of my free time birdwatching / naturewatching and photographing the birds and nature that I encounter. I believe God has blessed us with a world that is so absolutely fascinating and wonderful and I'm doing my best to discover and show others all that he has provided us with in nature.
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One Response to Ag Fields … Black Terns Are Back

  1. Great post, so true! And gorgeous double rainbow captures over such a serene landscape scene, excellent Tom!

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