Chick Blown About by Scott Dere (13 images)

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A young tern is raised aloft by its parent in a desperate attempt to battle the elements.

The gruelling weather conditions on the beaches of Long Island call for extreme measures for the thousands of Terns that inhabit the area.

While the parents are at sea chicks must stick together to avoid being blown away by strong winds, or even worse, being eaten by other adults.

The chick can be seen hiding behind it's elder sibling for protection from the ongoing...
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