Dowitchers trying to sleep.
Great blue heron goes flying by.
Looks like a black tern in non-breeding colors. This was the only one I saw in flock of laughing gulls.
Flock of skimmers and sandwich terns. I think the black tern was in this crowd. Someone came walking by and scared them.
Skimmer flying by.
A recent Sunday afternoon at Fort Desoto was pretty quiet. Even though the peak tourist season is over there were still a lot of people hanging around the north beach. I didn't see anything different or unusual there on this trip. I did see a bald eagle fly by from very far away. It was too far to even try and crop but it was the first time I had seen one fly over the beach. Now that the weather is absolutely perfect I'll be headed there a lot more.