By David Roberts
May 14, 2022

“Royal Terns” Photo courtesy of David Roberts

Editor’s Note: David Lee Roberts grew up in Fernandina Beach, and is the son of former Mayor Beano Roberts. He lives in Orlando, Florida. David recently retired from WKMG-TV6 (CBS) as a Newscast Director. We thank David for his contribution to the Fernandina Observer.

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Mark Tomes
Mark Tomes(@mtomes)
6 months ago

Great photo. We are right in the middle of shorebird nesting season now. Please respect the signs to stay out of their nesting areas, and never intentionally flush birds from their resting spots. Some birds will not return to their nest if scared, leaving eggs and hatchlings to die. Most birds are migrating and need to build up their energy stores; extra flying deplete those stores. Keep your dogs on leash and close to the water, not up by the birds. Better yet, please leave your dogs at home, as even a leashed dog can scare off birds. Thanks!

Charles Loouk
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Charles Loouk(@charles-loouk)
6 months ago
Reply to  Mark Tomes

Happy to see you commenting, Mark. Hadn’t seen anything from you for a while. Since you are one of the most frequent commenters, I was curious.

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