After sunrise didn’t make much of a show I walked the beach and this group of gulls was gathered at the tide line ahead of me.
I suspected they would all fly as I wasn’t the only person on the beach, and some were jogging and others had dogs.
The gulls actually didn’t fly and the Black Skimmer made him self comfy in the crowd.
I got one pretty good look at the Skimmer as he stepped away from the group working on their morning grooming. I glanced away for a second and when I turned back he was gone.
St. Augustine Beach, FL
January 21, 2023