Siesta Beach Birds

Sunrise on Siesta Beach this October morning was breathtaking.  So was the birding.

The morning light would not allow the shutter speeds required to capture the pelicans and osprey diving for breakfast. 

These plovers and sanderlings were not too happy to have Juvenile Eagle drop in for a drink. 

As the day brightened, the se black skimmers seemed to be enjoying themselves as a group - birds of a feather as they say.

Plenty of royal terns were on hand to greet the day by laughing at the laughing gulls.

To see more black skimmers visit The Aviary - Black Skimmers.