I walked down to the waters edge, where I was observing the common terns bathing. Common terns have an interesting methodology in their dating sequence. Like most birds. They set in the water and use their wings this to create a spray of water, or they duck under the water. But, rather than just a flap of the wings, they fly out of the water and then settle into another area and repeat the sequence, again. Finally they come on shore, where the common terns preen their feathers.
I photographed a lot more than the black skimmers and the terns bathing, but I'm going to leave what else we found for the next blog.