Rainy stop on Gandy beach


Royal terns coming in for a landing.


A least tern on the beach.


A banded royal tern. I think this is a juvenile.


“Make room for me!”


Taking a bath.

A juvenile least tern. Probably born a few months earlier.


Another one screaming at the parent to be fed. Even though they are flying now, they are still being fed by the parents.


A least tern taking a bath.


Flapping hard.


Getting the underarms.


Oystercatcher flying right over my head.


Laughing gull coming in for a landing.

It had just stopped raining when I left for work in late June but still drizzling just a little. Since traffic was bad I decided to stop on the Gandy beach and see if there were any new shorebirds around. I figured the rain would have kept the people off the beach. There were a few cars on the beach but none were at the end near the walled off sanctuary. Nothing unusual there but there were a few of the baby royal terns and least terns. They were just starting to fly and will hang out on that beach for a while before they are gone for good. All grown up and somewhere to go.

6 thoughts on “Rainy stop on Gandy beach

  1. Dina, I want to thank you for all the lovely pictures. They brought a sense a peace and tranquility, lacking in my home at this time. Have a wonderful day, Liliane 🙂

  2. Your birds are just so incredibly beautiful and diverse!
    Thanks for your visit and comment. Yes, you’re right; and that’s why I stay close to home and the shelter most of the time.
    Shalom from the other Dina 🙂

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