Little Terns "Love Offering"
Sternula albifrons
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1989 Photograph, Little Terns (Sternula albifrons) with Male Presenting an Offering to His Lady Love, Matanzas Inlet, St. Johns County, Florida © 2020.
Part of the Little Tern's courting ritual is the presentation of a fish to his mate or proposed mate.
Jian Zhe Li

Scenic Photography by Gerry Gantt, from America's Shores and the Sea.
All images Copyright © 1999 - by Gerry Gantt, all rights reserved.