The male least tern has brought some fish to his lady love.
They notice me and he became very protective of her.
Both photos were taken April 27, 2006. Least terns are a protected species. Protective nesting areas had been established for them but Hurricane Katrina trashed them. But the based on the number of nesting pairs along the beach in Biloxi, in school rafters, and on a parking lot in Gulfport, the least terns did okay. The nesting areas have been re-established and the least terns should be in their accustomed spots in 2007.