The bill is much fatter and shorter on this species than most. An appropriate name? Gull-billed Tern. This is found along the Atlantic coast.
This post was finished over the weekend, but I hadn't put it up yet. Today fellow faculty member Mark Puhl stopped by my office to show me pictures from his trip to Florida over break. Never being too proud to share other peoples work, I'll end with some excellent shots of a few other birds.