Sunning on the beach, after an early morning crab and fish breakfast
There were plenty of Sea Gulls and Caspian Terns on the beach this morning. It was a sunny August morning in Long Beach, Washington. The tide was out far, which exposed the long beach. The sand was rippled and little puddles of water were left behind.
Crab remains were strewn along the beach. Some days the ocean brings in plenty of food for these birds. This looked to be one of those fortunate mornings. A few sea gulls were still picking at the crab exoskeletons and some of the Caspian Terns were hovering over the water, preparing to dive into the waves to catch another fish.
No eagles or pelicans, this morning, although I did see pelicans earlier this week.
- Caspian Terns – Identification information from The Cornell Lab, All About Birds