[Video and sounds of a tern colony on an island] [Tern Colony and Creche, Isles Dernieres Barrier Island Refuge, Louisiana Gulf Coast] [Mixed footage of juvenile and adult royal terns. Some gulls and skimmers are also present.] [Discover more at AllAboutBirds.org]End of transcript
The barrier islands of Louisiana’s Mississippi Delta are a nursery ground for thousands upon thousands of gulls, terns, pelicans, skimmers, and other birds. In this short video, hundreds of young Royal Terns run about on the beaches of the Isles Dernieres. They cannot fly yet, so the young birds have banded together in what’s known as a creche and wait for their parents to bring fish to them.