The flooding of the Bear River has attracted numerous waterfowl to the areas that are not normally found there during dry years. Yesterday I was lucky enough to watch and photograph a Forster’s Tern demanding to be fed by its parents as I thought at first.
I later changed my mind after a comment I received. This remark made me question whether it was indeed a juvenile or it was an adult female waiting to be fed by her mate.
That is true that during the mating ritual the male starts offering food to the female, eventually feeding her almost exclusively as they become a pair.
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