Sandwich tern taking a bath.
How many different types of shorebirds are on this beach?
Skimmer doing what he does - skimming for food.
Industrial strength great blue heron.
I stopped by Gandy beach on the way home one day last week. I left work late so I barely had any time before it got dark. There were still a handful of people there. The reason the skimmers in the above picture were flying over my head was because there were 2 guys there on 3 wheeler dirt bikes. They thought it was fun to drive up to the shoreline and scare the birds away. As I was headed for the end of the beach where most of the birds were, they flew past me and drove through the shorebirds trying to go to sleep. They knew I was not happy. How would they like it if I came to their house and drove a dirt bike through at 6am and woke them up?
Otherwise, it was a nice night out but clouds moved in just as the sun was going down so no sunset shots on this trip.