I left Nassau Bay Park and waited by the bay at McHale Park until the rain let up a little.
Most of the birds here were Laughing Gulls. Preening...
...hanging upside down. I've seen lots of ducks in this position, but I believe this a first for me when it comes to gulls.
The rainy weather didn't keep the sailors indoors. I saw so many sailboats, I began to wonder if there was a regatta. There were more than one with "USA" and a number printed on the sail.
How does he sit on the edge like that? I don't see a PFD (life jacket), either.
When I uploaded the pictures, one had a gull that looked twice the size of the Laughing Gulls. The photo is not sharp enough to publish, but clear enough to make an ID. Judging by the size and color, I'm calling it a Herring Gull. Another first for 2014, and possibly a lifer - I only recently started keeping track.
Linking With: Water World Wednesday
Date of visit: April 6, 2014
Time of day: Mid Afternoon
Conditions: Rain, Periodic Downpours
Species Identified (4): Laughing Gull, American Coot, Herring Gull, Great-tailed Grackle