I always love watching skimmers take a bath.
The royal terns are pretty funny as well.
I think this is a young herring gull.
Another ruddy turnstone missing most of his toes.
They were all busy preening early in the morning.
Shorebirds I found hanging around the beach near the fishing pier at Fort Desoto.
Poor turnstone…thee was a dove around here a couple of years with a mangled foot. Makes one sad. Beautiful photos! The bill on the skimmer looks so oversized for his body, but I bet he gets a good meal with it!