It was a beautiful morning in mid-June. I headed to the beach for some breeze, some exercise, and a chance to photograph some summer beach birds.
It was a good morning to find pelicans fishing in the surf. Some were quite close to the beach. I enjoy capturing the “incoming” shots as they put on the brakes and land. Look at those feet!
This Black-bellied Plover apparently missed the memo about migrating to Alaska to breed. He certainly looks spiffy in his dark black breeding colors!
This Laughing Gull had caught a prize. I think it was a piece of a crab’s shell. The gull paraded at the edge of the surf with his prize in his beak. It caught the attention of other gulls who tried to steal it. I bet this guy would be less hungry if his mom had taught him not to flaunt his food!
A pair of American Oystercatchers slept lazily in the shade of a nearby building. They later awoke and started to call. I love their voices and their bright orange beaks. Then they settled back down on the sand to nap again.
I went home and took a nap, too! :)
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