20 Oct 2013.
Summit Bridge Ponds, New Castle Co, DE.
Found at a pond.
Black-fronted terns flying in the distance up the Hawdon Valley.
Sorry about the focus on this one. I use a manual focus 300 mm lens on a DX body, which can be a (fun) challenge.
Gulls or seagulls are seabirds of the family Laridae in the sub-order Lari. They are most closely related to the terns (family Sternidae) and only distantly related to auks, skimmers, and more distantly to the waders. Until the twenty-first century most gulls were placed in the genus Larus, but this arrangement is now known to be polyphyletic, leading to the resurrection of several genera. An older name for gulls is mew, cognate with German "Möwe", Dutch...