Diane Mannion, Royal Terns, 6x6" oil on Gessobord
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This Royal Tern family was on Englewood Beach yesterday squawking along with the folks cheering for the nearby triathlon racers. Painted them because I loved the way the sunlight glimmered on their beaks! (Never know what will spark a painting idea with me.) Always found these birds amusing, the black feather tufts on their heads remind me of toupees. I think the bird on the right was the big baby of the family... the headpiece was still developing.