|A Black Tern hovering over part of Horicon Marsh National Wildlife Refuge, WI; 6/16/2012.|
|The best photograph I could come up with for the first Black Tern on my Life List, Glacial Park, Richmond, IL; 6/10/2012.|
|A Black Tern fishing for a meal in the light rain, Horicon Marsh NWR, WI; 6/16/2012.|
I noticed that one of the Terns landed in the reeds and I lost its trail, but the other kept circling, hovering, and hunting nearby. It also confronted a couple of Blackbirds (Red-winged and Yellow-headed) as if warning them not too get too close. I hoped that meant there was a nest somewhere. Only when the second Tern also landed did I notice the first Tern sitting on a muddy clump of reeds at the far end of the marsh (Below).
|As I was following the flight of the Black Tern in the upper right center part of this photo, there was also another Black tern sitting on a nest in the lower left-center part of the photo, Horicon Marsh NWR, WI; 6/16/2012.|
|A close up of the Black Tern sitting on its nest, Horicon Marsh NWR, WI; 6/16/2012.|
|A Black Tern, Horicon Marsh NWR, WI; 6/16/2012.|