|Laughing Gulls, Long Beach, Plymouth, MA|
Common terns and
laughing gulls were all paired up and ready for love.
While these three male piping plovers were not getting along!
The video is especially good this time. It starts with the piping plovers, a little past their active conflict but still in intimidation mode. Then an extended, surprisingly beautiful nuptial dance from a pair of laughing gulls. And then common terns, one of whom just won't shut up.