It was a quiet morning at the boat ramp at Fort Desoto Park. Even thought the weather was perfect in early October very few boats were going out. The seabirds were taking an early morning nap on the floating dock railings. They barely glanced at me as I walked up but I’m sure they wouldn’t have been happy if I had started to walk down the ramp and caused them to move. Most of these are sandwich terns (with the yellow tips on their beaks) and a few laughing gulls in the mix.
Over at the fishing pier, the laughing gulls were harassing the snow egrets that were all lined up. All fighting over bait fish.