In front of the Skimmers, sleeping
Found catching it's lunch on Lake Itasca.
a distance away - flock of 20-30 birds on a sandbar
Sterna is a genus of terns in the bird family Sternidae. It used to encompass most "white" terns indiscriminately, but mtDNA sequence comparisons have recently determined that this arrangement is paraphyletic (Bridge et al., 2005). It is now restricted to the typical large white terns occurring near-globally in coastal regions.