Black Skimmers in Flight ~ This flock of skimmers were flushed from the beach by someone passing by. They soon returned to loafing on the beach.
Western Gull ~ This photograph was taken in La Jolla Cove, in the San Diego area. He was on the cliff side above the ocean.
~ This winter plumaged plover was photographed on Coronado Island, in San Diego. Come spring his breeding plumage will include the black belly for which he is named. I liked his shadow mirroring his position.