Least Tern
Description: A least tern hovers before a dive. Least Terns are a threatened species in Rhode Island and several other East Coast states due to the loss of coastal habitat to development, heavy beach use, and artificially inflated predator populations. The East Coast subspecies is not currently federally threatened, but the interior and West Coast subspecies are both federally endangered.
Location: Goosewing Beach Preserve, Little Compton, RI
Date: July 2013