Least Tern, Sternula antillarum, is a common tern in Texas. In recent years, it was noticed that several individuals are nesting at University Beach, on Ward Island, Corpus Christi Bay in the early summer. A portion of the beach was closed to protect the nests.This little bird protects its nest fiercely, and will dive bomb anyone who comes near the nesting area (even far away).
See more about this species at the Biodiversity of the Gulf of Mexico (BioGoMx) database at:
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...