Common terns, Laughing Gull and Black Skimmer, Plymouth Beach, Plymouth, MA
Last year I didn't make it to Plymouth Beach until mid-summer. This year, I thought I'd get a head start. A gorgeous day, tide just beginning to go out. Highlight: a black skimmer (kindly pointed out to me by a fellow observer of wildlife). Quite a looker... A little more elegant in flight.
The least terns continue to hate me. (I don't hate you, least terns. You don't need to dive bomb me).
Other highlight, see if you can tell below. Here's a clue. Yes, piping plover chicks. I counted six on my walk, without looking very carefully.
The semi-palm plovers don't seem to have arrived yet in larger numbers. I thought this one struck a particularly elegant pose.